Architect and designer Bill Bocken recently transformed a Colonial Revival house into a contemporary masterpiece. Located on the outskirts of Balboa Park, the 3,775 sq. ft. family home was built in 1936 and boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Bocken revitalized the historic home by opening up the interior with new entryways and repurposing outdated rooms. The former library became a kids’ playroom, while the butler pantry is now an extension of the kitchen and dining area. San Diego Magazine featured the property in an article titled, “Home: Past Present Perfect.”
Urban Lighting’s Celia Rivera sourced several lighting elements for the new interior. The renovated kitchen and dining area includes a stylish ET2 Larmes light fixture that illuminates the dining set and custom wall art. Flute suspension lights by Fontana Arte are featured over the kitchen island and in the breakfast nook. In the center of the house, a Bocci 14.1 chandelier hangs from the ceiling, adding a modern accent to the traditional staircase. Finally, Metro wall lights by TECH Lighting add a touch of elegance to the master bathroom.