Transparency, Reflection, Ecology and Security: DD California Home

Transparency, Reflection, Ecology and Security: DD California Home

DD Southern California Home was designed by Peggy Dupuis, interior designer, Dale Naegle, Architect and her husband, a civil engineer and international builder. Here is the information Peggy sent us:  “The property, its ocean view, its north west orientation and setting sun provided  plenty of inspiration. The two story contemporary home offers an amazing view from each room, along with a spectacular rooftop terrace, where on a clear day you can actually view the coastline of Mexico. TRANSPARENCY and REFLECTION is omnipresent due to its surrounding large glass windows, glass doors, a void space in the center of the house, well-planned natural and articial lighting and the use of reflective materials throughout. It’s interior, with its spectacular curves, contrast with the very geometric external view.  The decoration and its furnitures are refined, using a blackened white, grey, graphite, black, stainless steel along with the use of solid oak wood furnitures, entry door and parquet floor. One of the centerpieces of this house is the 7 meter curved wall with decorative sand base red paint, done by Peggy herself, which added warmth to this house.

The red paint around the main door entrance, adds a note of welcome for the guests. The home was designed for a maximum SECURITY in case of sismique incident or landslide.  In addition to the strict city building codes, her husband required the foundation be realised using a structural slab with deepened footing extending into bedrock. This along with structural steel moment frame, common in commercial design and custom home’s with large areas of glass exteriors. Particularly sensitive to ECOLOGICAL constraint, Peggy Dupuis designed the interior for low energy consumption, ecological materials and comfort.”


  • Mango Furniture May 12, 2011 at 09:27 AMLogin to Reply →

    What a stunnung home. My particular favourite parts are the blackboard wall, the massive curved bookcase and the twin basins in the bathroom. Absolutely spectacular.

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  • Isa May 16, 2011 at 08:18 AMLogin to Reply →

    Sooo beautiful! would like to be Peggy’s friend to be invited there! modern but comfortable, white but warm…;)

  • Antoinet Design May 16, 2011 at 08:26 AMLogin to Reply →

    Impressive job! Amazing to see so many creative ideas perfectly put together!

  • Eva Wong May 16, 2011 at 08:52 AMLogin to Reply →

    What an astoundingly beautiful house and home!! Truly spectacular. I can see you living there with the family. Well done! You’ll come and do mine one day? :)

  • Jennifer May 16, 2011 at 09:07 AMLogin to Reply →

    A beautiful house i love it

  • Paumelle May 16, 2011 at 10:31 AMLogin to Reply →

    Amazing – congratulations ! I love everything about it, but particularly the pool and the shower room – my dream !

  • Ken Shannon May 16, 2011 at 12:00 PMLogin to Reply →

    This is an exceptional, simply magnificent house. Composed of a rich collection of extrordinary details, and held together with the glue of excellent and responsive design.

    Already waiting to see what comes next!


  • liz wansbrough-abdi May 16, 2011 at 12:03 PMLogin to Reply →

    Felicitations! A real zen haven from where you can view the world with perfect equinamity!!! Love the two chairs in the bathroom looking out…..and your backdrop for the round bed bringing in an asiatic touch etc etc très réussi…..

  • jean May 16, 2011 at 12:08 PMLogin to Reply →


  • JeS May 16, 2011 at 13:36 PMLogin to Reply →

    “Magnifique” house. Can’t wait to see it in real.

  • Pamela Conroy May 16, 2011 at 13:41 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wonderful use of Southern California views into the livingspace of the home. Nice composition

    Wonderful job

  • Petina May 16, 2011 at 14:38 PMLogin to Reply →

    It is a good thing that all rooms are so beautiful and tempting otherwise, i don’t think that i would ever leave the shower!!!!!! fantastic, when can i visit?

  • Valat May 16, 2011 at 15:06 PMLogin to Reply →

    Well done! Just zen, simple and beautifull. It seems so easy to live in. A perfect house for a perfect lady and family… :-)

  • Ariane May 16, 2011 at 15:24 PMLogin to Reply →

    Congratulations on such a beautiful house; everything just looks perfect!

  • Julio May 16, 2011 at 15:33 PMLogin to Reply →

    Very, very nice house. It´s a very fresh and modern style, great furniture selection, I like very much. Congratulations!!!

  • Maha GABBANI May 16, 2011 at 15:36 PMLogin to Reply →

    It’s just wonderful! I love the harmony between design, colors and sapce. Lots of creativity and talent.
    It’s amazing!!!!

  • Bob Cusey May 16, 2011 at 16:57 PMLogin to Reply →

    I love the lighting and shades!!!

  • San Diego Urban Timber May 16, 2011 at 17:02 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow- Looks amazing! Super modern without feeling cold. I love the mix of minimal environments with punchy and interesting accents. And the view doesn’t suck :) Nice work!

  • susan segee May 16, 2011 at 17:20 PMLogin to Reply →

    This home is even more spectacular in person!!! I LOVE it!!!!!

  • Virginia Steer May 16, 2011 at 17:23 PMLogin to Reply →

    Beautiful house! I like it! Peggy will you invite me there? I like the colors, the volumes everything. It looks like a dream home.

  • Ewa Evans May 16, 2011 at 18:12 PMLogin to Reply →

    Beautiful! Clean and airy, very livable. the house has such great flow to it. Great use of space, perfect furniture, especially in LR area. Good job Peggy.

  • Lori Cucchiaro May 16, 2011 at 18:46 PMLogin to Reply →

    Love the transparent aspect of this home.

  • Quyen Tran May 16, 2011 at 18:49 PMLogin to Reply →

    Very beautiful !!!! the uniqueness of the interior layout gives it an eco-friendly feeling with a modern touch. The patio and swimming pool is just amazing and the furniture that accompany it matches the style perfectly. I love the style of this house; it’s young, stylish, and comfortable. It’s great to raise a family or if you are a bachelor, it makes an awesome place to host parties.

    Peggy – you did a very great job, if I ever own a house I will ask you to design it for me.

  • bulthaup San Diego May 16, 2011 at 18:50 PMLogin to Reply →

    Perfection. I particularly love the use of strong accent colors- an absolute delight against the California sun!

  • Pam's grandaughter May 16, 2011 at 21:05 PMLogin to Reply →

    Your house is beautiful! I hope to see it over summer while visiting Grams. It is decorated very well!

  • Dani Swope May 16, 2011 at 21:22 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wonderful to see the home completed. Beautiful!

  • andrea van niekerk May 17, 2011 at 06:43 AMLogin to Reply →

    All that beautiful glass and clean lines! The wall painting in the bedrooms and the flashes of red are exquisite too.

  • GrosJP May 17, 2011 at 07:22 AMLogin to Reply →

    Very modern and confortable interior, I feel at home right away. Great harmony with nature.

  • Joe S May 17, 2011 at 19:16 PMLogin to Reply →

    Very refreshing and inviting.

  • Gillian Szraga May 17, 2011 at 20:03 PMLogin to Reply →

    AMAZING, can I have one!

  • Belinda Eckert May 18, 2011 at 01:23 AMLogin to Reply →

    We have spent a couple of weekends in this house. It is simply amazing. It is refined and modern for us adults to enjoy it’s actechture both exterior and interior design, yet fun and enjoyable for the children to admire the details for their senses.
    They specially loved the blackboard where they can express their art. Not to mention the amazing pool that exhibits the uber fabulous ocean view.
    This home exhibits great use of different materials that are latest in the market for a modern home. Not to mention the great taste in furniture!
    Located in a great community with friendly neighbors.
    Need I say more?!

  • Stephanie Novello May 18, 2011 at 09:05 AMLogin to Reply →

    Gorgeous house ! Beautiful and impressive work Peggy , I love the volumes and light ; >
    Hope to come in California once and see it in real life !

  • olga marinetti May 18, 2011 at 20:04 PMLogin to Reply →

    It is just beautiful.As interior designer, I would so much have done it !!

  • Claire Snollaerts May 19, 2011 at 07:08 AMLogin to Reply →

    Peggy Dupuis is an amazing decorator. Her house, entirely designed by her, reflects her very high skills and good taste. If you dream to have the same one, do ask her !

  • voulton May 19, 2011 at 08:17 AMLogin to Reply →

    What a lovely home, spacious with clean lines and I love the accent red.

  • Anastasia May 24, 2011 at 00:02 AMLogin to Reply →

    Fantastic! It’s modern, fresh and bright but there’s something in the level of detail- the countless bookshelves, the chalkboard wall, that makes it not just a well decorated space but a perfect place to live; a home!

  • DD California Home: Transparency, Reflection, Ecology and Security | Inside Of Design June 27, 2011 at 16:47 PMLogin to Reply →

    […] The designer was designing this home with a maximum security in case of landslide, sensitive to ecological constraint, and the home interior was designed for low energy consumption. Besides offering high security systems, this design also offers other things that coveted by many, a beautiful sight. It was offers an amazing ocean view from all room, along with a spectacular rooftop terrace. You may be amazed when  the 7 meter curved wall with decorative sand base red paintsaw. This DD Southern California Home was designed by Peggy Dupuis, while the interior designer by her husband named Dale Naegle, whose an Architect. [via] […]