Our home was built in 1929 (which is quite old for San Diego). It is in the Spanish Revival Style which consists of many features which makes this a very warm and inviting house with lots of character. The architecture was inspired by the 1915 San Diego Exposition and is really a catalog of styles from Gothic to Moorish to Mediterranian. Our home has arches, a courtyard, hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, stained glass, a fountain and a red tile roof. We have tried to keep the home look as "Period" as possible, but we have built in all the modern conveniences (Cable TV in most rooms, Two computers available for you to use, one Mac and one PC, Wireless internet Cable access, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, etc...).
Our home has two nice sized bedrooms, both are on the ground floor. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a bathroom down a small hall that can be used as a private bath by simply closing the hall door. Down the hall is the other bedroom. This bedroom also has its own bath. It is our childrens room and has a L-shaped bunk with two twin beds and a walk in closet. The upstairs den area also has a pull-out sofa bed with a very comfortable air cushioned mattress.
Our kitchen is very large and open. It has all modern appliances and is a great place for socializing. A french door leads out into the garden.
Downstairs also has a formal dining room with beamed ceilings, a small sitting room and the living room, also with a beamed ceiling and working fireplace.
We also have a detached garage with alley access.
Upstairs is a large den/office/children's play area with a sofa, breakfast table, computers, tv , videos, games, toys, books, etc. French doors lead to a large deck with plenty of seating and a beautiful view of Downtown San Diego and bay. Both doors can be fully opened which makes it a very nice indoor/outdoor space. There is also a bathroom upstairs.
I think by viewing our pictures, you will get a much better idea of what our home is like.
A little history about Point Loma:
Point Loma is a long peninsula, wrapping around the entrance to San Diego bay. A ridge is carved through the peninsula that falls and rises, sloping to the water on either side. The peninsula is bordered on the west by the seemingly infinite Pacific Ocean and on the east by San Diego bay, we have incredible skyline views all the way to Mexico.
The southern half of the peninsula is taken up by a Federal Reservation and a monument to Juan Cabrillo, who discovered San Diego Bay in 1542, resides on the southern most tip.
From this point, views to the east show the skyline of downtown San Diego, the Cuyamaca mountains, and the bay. To the south, Mexico stretches down, and to the west, the Pacific Ocean extends beyond the horizon. This is possibly one of the greatest harbor views in the world.
Shelter Island, a man made peninsula on San Diego Bay, is the home of the San Diego Yacht Club, host to the America’s Cup as well as several marinas, hotels and restaurants. You can take fishing and whale watching trips from here out into the ocean. Other Point Loma activities include boating, water sports, and surfing along Sunset Cliffs. There are also parks and trails along the coast and within the canyon with breathtaking views. Downtown is very close by.
We are centrally located to almost anywhere you could want to go in San Diego: SeaWorld, The San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego, San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, Balboa Park, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Little Italy, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, San Diego Airport (Lindbergh Field), Cabrillo Monument and Lighthouse are all within a 10 minute drive.
The roads in our nieghborhood wind around the landscape, dotting many different and eclectic styles of homes on wide streets, dotted with authentic lamp posts and small neighborhood parks. Our neighborhood is all residential, with mostly single family homes.
We are a family of four.
My wife, Kirsty is a Human Resources Assistant for Merck. She works from home with Mercks corporate offices in Boston. Her immediate family moved to the USA from Liverpool in the mid 1980's.
We have two children: Tess, age 6 and Alec, age 3. Tess is a real girlie girl and loves her dolls, animals and anything pink. Alec is into anything with wheels, especially Thomas the Tank Engine. They are great kids who are a lot of fun to be with. We were in England in 2004 to visit Kirsty's family in Liverpool and had a wonderful time. The kids travel really well. Our children are children but they are well behaved and respectful of other people's homes. We have never even had to 'Childproof" the house. We really did get lucky with them.
My name is Pete and I am a Graphic Designer. I work with a number of companies in the San Diego area. I grew up in Los Angeles, but have lived in San Diego since 1984.
We both enjoy reading, listening to music, visiting our friends and family, traveling and most of all spending time with our kids. I like to relax by playing guitar, watching most sports (especially Premier League). We are both very interested in history, culture and learning as much as we can about wherever we happen to be. In my case especially England.
This is our first exchange, we are really excited to hear from you.