From awe-inspiring historic homes and quaint craftsman bungalows to mid-century modern residences and Spanish Revival estates, Southern California is home to a variety of architectural styles. 

With a multitude of notable architects having added their stamp on San Diego and Orange County throughout the years, some residences were designed by such prominent architects as Wallace E. Cunningham, Richard Neutra, William Henry Wheeler, Richard Requa, and Carleton Winslow. 

In 2020, Jeff Walker, with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty had three notable architectural sales in metro San Diego, one of them designed by Winslow himself. He is well known for his involvement in designing the world-famous Balboa Park.

Let’s take a look at eight architecturally significant homes across the neighborhoods of Southern California. 

SOLD | 2518 San Marcos Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104 | Jeff Walker DRE #01510637

Designed by notable architect Carleton Winslow, this historic craftsman home is located in the neighborhood of Burlingame. A neighborhood rich in early-century craftsman and Spanish revival bungalows, this property was beautifully maintained by the long-time owner and features peaceful views throughout.

SOLD | 2420 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92104 | Jeff Walker DRE #01510637

After a complete renovation of an older home, Andrew White, a contractor from HGTV’s Hot Properties in San Diego, designed this modern contemporary home. Located close to the shops of North Park and across the street from Morley Field, this is urban living at its finest!

SOLD | 4007 Henry Street, San Diego, CA 92103 | Jeff Walker DRE #01510637

In the heart of Mission Hills’ Historic District with breathtaking views of Point Loma, Downtown, and the Pacific Ocean, this home has all the charm of an original Spanish Revival but has been updated to the desired amenities of modern living.

406 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103 | Eric Iantorno DRE #01256501 and Pilar Meza DRE #01952399

The Britt-Scripps House is San Diego Historic Landmark No. 52 and receives Mills Act property tax abatement. This 6,270 square foot Queen Victorian underwent a thorough renovation with impressive updates! Situated in the heart of Bankers Hill, this beautiful estate is just a few steps from Balboa Park and minutes to Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the SD International airport!

12801 Panorama Crest, North Tustin, CA 92705 | Joe Deperine DRE #01758075

On over an acre of flat land in the coveted Panorama Heights neighborhood sits the Belvedere estate, a historically significant Spanish Colonial landmark. Intricately detailed, classic, and elegant, the property boasts an old-world aesthetic with European details such as patterned Mahogany wood, hand-cut imported French tile, and hand-crafted Venetian plaster walls.

10521 Quail Springs Road, Ortega Mountain, CA 92562 | Kameron Brown DRE #02021705

Escape the chaotic urban sprawl and own a private sanctuary located just 26 minutes from the Dana Point Marina. As you enter through a tunnel of vintage oak trees, you will experience the peaceful feel of a rural estate. Rancho Pacifico, designed by famed architect, John Sampieri, is a sculptural masterpiece.

2020 Donna Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | Sean Stanfield DRE #01024996 and Ryan Tarr DRE #01960027

The Barn House, created by renowned architect Fred Briggs, is a masterpiece that sits high above Laguna Beach. This location offers one of the most dramatic views in Laguna Beach. The original Bauhaus-style with oak barn exterior has been perfectly refined by employing three materials for renovation: steel, wood, and glass allowing this home to blend into the canyon beyond.

24442 Santa Clara Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629 | Richard Trey Dewey DRE #01988199

This incredible “Bluff Front Residence” overlooks Dana Point Harbor with unobstructed coastline views. Located on the prestigious “Santa Clara Avenue” in Dana Point, this Ed Lohrbach modern masterpiece boasts impeccable living spaces throughout!

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