McCullough is excited to be included in the July/August cover feature for LUXE Magazine on a recent project, a newly built hillside luxury home in La Jolla, California. Entitled “Good Vibrations,” the 12-page article exhibits the vacation property whose owners' tastes ultimately coincided with the hip, edgy feel and cool energy that is so often associated with the West Coast, while retaining a fair degree of London sophistication.
Commissioned by London-based clients, architect Mark Silva collaborated with David McCullough on a new modernist stone-and-wood design to achieve the landscape sophistication the clients wanted. The home’s rectilinear stone walls “splay out at 9 degrees, toward the ocean view…The effect of this is to move the eye toward to watery blue horizon line,” notes Silva. “I also wanted the walls to continue and become part of the outdoor space,” he adds. With sprawling views of the Pacific Ocean, landscape architect David McCullough added, “What you don’t realize is the incredible landscape that sits right below the house. It’s not until you walk out to the rear patio that you realize there is something interesting winding its way down the hill.”
To complement this, David accented the modernist space with vibrant plantings known to thrive within California’s temperate, coastal climate as well as fragrant plantings intended to stimulate the senses. Combining elements of the home’s built environment with the owner's’ unique European tastes and influences, the landscape, much like the interior seeks inspiration from two very different worlds (London and California). It manages, nonetheless to strike a seamless balance between the new and the old, the classic and the contemporary.
Mark Silva – Architect
Brady Architectural Photography – Photographer
David McCullough Speaks on Urban Development at Our City
McCullough Landscape Architecture is thrilled to announce our role as sponsors and participants of “Our City San Diego: Innovations in Mixed-Use Projects.” Principal, David McCullough, will be speaking at the event that will include a panel discussion addressing the benefits of mixed-use projects as a form of urban development that is both functional and desirable. Addressing a wide array of related topics including project planning, financing, and design, participants are expected to obtain a better understanding and gather practical knowledge of an increasingly popular form of architecture and development.
The McCulloughs of North Park
“I am not concerned about a legacy for myself, but about leaving behind a better world than the world I was born into,” commented David in this month’s cover story in North Park News. When you walk the streets of North Park and throughout the urban landscape of San Diego, you can experience David’s vision for a better place. His firm, led along with his wife Catherine, is dedicated to working with developers, architects and San Diego’s communities to make outdoor spaces more livable, accessible, environmentally sustainable and beautiful.