Edit ModuleShow Tags

Top 10 Homes of 2012

San Diego Magazine’s home editor picks her favorites from this year


1) Yes, we know the market is saturated with mid-century modern design. But I fell head over heels for this quaint Point Loma abode, with its bright yellow powder room and super-authentic details. 

2) This Balinese dream home in Bird Rock has a pool that rises and falls with the ocean tides. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.

3) This charming guesthouse in Rancho Santa Fe is as nice as any main house I’ve ever seen. 

4) This Coronado stunner was selected for our Best Pools feature. It sits right on the bay, and the view is absolutely incredible.

5) This University City kitchen felt like such a revelation back in January. It previewed some of the trends we’d continue to see all year, like reclaimed wood, DIY chalkboard paint, and mix-and-match textures.

6) The umbrella in this La Jolla backyard reignited my love for all things orange. And sometimes a flamenco ruffle just feels so apropos.

7) The builder of this Poway home has a passion for Spanish Colonial architecture, and it shows in the details. The arched, brick hallway lined with custom wrought-iron fixtures is very special.    

8) This Coronado house had the most beautiful, gray wood flooring. I love that the homeowners transformed it from a dark and heavy Spanish style to a bright and beachy California Coastal feel.

9) The exposed cement beams and floor-to-ceiling windows make this Little Italy penthouse feel so cool and urban. The tenant calls his shag rug “the Lenny Kravitz Carpet.”  

10) This wood and glass house in Rancho Santa Fe was selected for our Dream Homes feature. It’s gorgeous from top to bottom: the infinity pool, clerestory windows, indoor-outdoor layout, and spacious master bath.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego Thanksgiving Guide 2015

Where to dine out, order catering, buy pies, and turkey-trot your way through the holiday

Bosa’s Big Idea

How the sale of homes in San Diego is providing shelter for people in the Philippines

Greg Graffin Wants to Provoke People to Think

The SoCal punk legend is coming to San Diego this week
Edit Module
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Local News Updates And Things To Do In San Diego

About This Blog

San Diego Magazine's editorial staff (Erin Chambers Smith + Erin Meanley + Kimberly Cunningham + Archana Ram + a handful of smart, thoughtful contributors)  and web designer (Sanna Coates) blog everything from restaurants and bars to behind the scenes gossip to the best events happening this weekend. Looking for foodie and restaurant guru Troy Johnson? He's got his own blog here.

Recent Posts



Atom Feed Subscribe to the Cityfiles Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Win Dinner for Two at Black&Blue Steakhouse

Win dinner for two at Black&Blue Steakhouse and $25 in Free Slot Play at Valley View Casino

MADE IN AMERICA — Craft Icons of the 50 States

MADE IN AMERICA is the last exhibition in Mingei International Museum’s American Icons series, celebrating 100 years of folk art, craft and design from coast to coast.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Dear Chargers, It's Over
    A pre-emptive breakup letter to the team we love
  2. Healthcare Goes High-Tech
    Dr. Eric Topol is putting health care in the palms of our hands
  3. Be Seen This Fall in Rancho Mirage
    Enter To Win a 2 Night Stay Package at The Luxurious Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
  4. Growing Up in San Diego
    26 memories of being a kid in America's Finest City
  5. Incoming: Liberty Public Market
    San Diego's big public market unveils three big new concepts
  6. FIRST LOOK: Duke's La Jolla
    For decades, Top of the Cove in La Jolla held one of the most iconic restaurant spots in San Diego. Now they've finally filled that space. Take an exclusive first look at Duke's La Jolla.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module