The Woodruff Family who owns this original 432 square foot cottage in Ocean Beach, California (near Point Loma) are longtime residents of the area and this particular property had been in
the family for almost 75 years. Previously occupied by the Patriarch of the family, this diminutive cottage had more recently been home to the young family of 3, including a 2 year old little boy,
for the past many years. Cramped in their quarters, they were desperate for a "real" home to raise their child and perhaps grow their family.
The circumstances defined by a 2350 square foot property size (yes, 2350 square feet of property!) required I challenge the Coastal Commission, the San Diego Planning
Department and the Ocean Beach Cottage District, in order to provide a humble yet sufficient abode for this 4th generation Ocean Beach family.
After more than 3 years of persistence and labor intensive work, we were granted the 3 variances required to build this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 800 square foot rooftop terrace
family home- a truly exceptional accomplishment in a Southern California beach community known for denying projects requiring variances and special considerations.