An architect and heritage property that will be internationally renowned for all time. Designed with an absolute integration of the nobility of nature and the multi-needs function of modern life, this 3100sf, 4 bedroom with optional 5th bedroom, 4 full bathroom home is a “contemporary southwestern style home (in the words of the architects) includes an arbored entry courtyard, cabana, passively heated black-bottom pool and detached garage. A portion of the north edge of the building is embedded in the hillside, a decision that reduced heating and cooling needs by drawing on the Earth’s thermal mass to mediate the temperature.” This is the unique collaboration between function and nature referenced above that identifies the Hubbell architecture. Oriented to view Mount Kuchumaa, generous roof overhangs maximize solar heat gain during summer and allow low winter sun to passively heat the home. Ceilings are high with transom windows to take advantage of natural convection. Natural wood doors and windows and low-energy lighting are used through. The landscape incorporates low-water/maintenance native vegetation in stunning groupings. Straw-bale construction – baled, stacked and covered with plaster provide beauty and endurance with two-foot thick walls with excellent sound as well as temperature insulation. The lot is 118,483 sf. designed as a personal Eden and retreat with paths and natural grounds, yet only 30 minutes from San Diego. SEE SUPPLEMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION. While the Hubbell and Hubbell Architectural firm is located in San Diego, both father and son are internationally prominent. James is both a revered architect and sculpture/painting/artist has award-winning designs across the globe and initiated the “Peace Project on the Pacific Rim” in 1994 which led international teams to build friendship-themed pubic parks on the coasts of Russia, San Diego, Tijuana, the Philippines, South Korea Taiwan and China. His son and partner, Drew, brings a diverse background in environmentally sustainable architect, historic restoration, and adaptive reuse of existing structures, and is well known for pioneering the first permitted straw bale structure in San Diego County. They specialize in green building and the use of alternative and reclaimed materials, yet bring the freshness and perfection of meticulous demand to every piece of work, art or building. The home is convenient to all San Diego County amenities, close to the Jamul Casino with its fine restaurants, and just a short drive the Valle de Guadalupe wine region of Ensenada, Mexico. There are great guest spaces with a separate Casita with a steam shower. Another bedroom is adjacent to the garage with its own full bathroom. Slate flooring, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and amazing other amenities you would expect in a house of this caliber. It is an absolute work of art that you can live and experience every day. It's more than a home. It's a Lifestyle!