That was the challenge for architect Christian Rice when he built this 2,900-square-foot home in Coronado in 2008.
The key to his success was to maximize the space and bring in as much natural light as possible. The result is an open and airy home that Rice calls the “iconic Coronado beach house.”
A wide front porch, anchored by two sturdy columns, gives the façade a strong horizontal line, belying the long, narrow home stretching to the back of the 25-foot by 140-foot lot. Often called Billy Boxes – named after contractor Bill Lyons, who was believed to have built the first of these tall, narrow houses in Coronado – these homes have had a controversial history in Coronado, because they are created by dividing one 50-by-140-foot lot, thus increasing density.
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