September 12, 2013 BY Utechservs
When you visit La Jolla, there is small town feel to the community, even though there are all the amenities of a large city. This is in part due to the architecture of the town and the coastal height limit that has kept all building built since the 1970’s under the 30′ height limit. La Jolla, even with the large mansions and luxury homes, still has communities with wonderful smaller homes that are cozy and inviting. From craftsman bungalows to Spanish colonial, there are many beautiful types of architecture to choose from when buying a home in La Jolla.
La Jolla has a great tradition of excellent architecture. There are over 100 landmarks, many of them architecturally significant, that are located in La Jolla and are on the San Diego Historical Landmarks list. Four of these are on the National Register of Historic Places and one, the George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory, is on the National Historic Landmark register. Many of these well-known homes and landmarks were designed by Irving Gill, an architect from the early 1900’s known for his modern style.
Whatever your tastes in architecture, there is a home that will strike your fancy in La Jolla. Luxury homes in this beautiful community are designed to highlight the unbelievable views while still maintaining their own structural beauty as well. Many prefer the more modest homes in neighborhoods like Bird Rock or Windansea, that offer all the beauty of La Jolla with a more cozy feel. Other prefer the more “Avant Garde” look of the large La Jolla luxury homes on Mt. Soledad. It is this unique blend of homes that makes La Jolla even more special and a divine place to live.