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Location: San Diego, California
Although the broker describes this dreamy time capsule as a "stunning contemporary located in the heart of Mission Hills," it has all the signifiers of—yup, you guessed it!—a San Diego midcentury modern. It checks all the boxes: ample wood panelling, wide-plank walls, built-ins galore, exposed black beams, aggressive angles, and a red, sculptural object floating across the façade. Made famous by a coterie of architects reliant on local materials and a striking less-is-more aesthetic, designers like Gregory Ain and John Dirks ushered IN a Golden Age of Del Mar modernism. This house is a prime example. Clocking in at 3,352 square feet, the 3-bedroom pad also comes with a bit of the mystery — Who exactly is the architect? Dearest Curbed readers, if you happen to know, please don't hesitate to drop us a line.