Project Description

Reed Residence
Serra Mesa House Flip
2017 | San Diego, CA


  • Removed existing bearing and non-bearing walls to create an open great room
  • Installed new footings and support beam
  • Moved kitchen location
  • Goal of project was to create Great Room out of three smaller rooms by removing a major bearing wall and redesigning the space

Kitchen Details


Cabinets: Thermofoil Snow White w/ Charcoal Glaze
Cabinet Interior: White Melamine
Countertops: Arizona Tile Eagle White Granite
Backsplash: Arizona Tile Soh-Sable Glass Stone Stack
Sink: Kraus 60/40 32” Undermount Sink
Faucet: Price Pfister- Pasadena
Room Lighting: Recessed LED Lights


Range: KitchenAid 5 Burner Gas Convection Slide-In Range (KSGB900ESS)
Microwave: Sharp R-1514
Range Hood: Windsor WS-68N30SS
Dishwasher: KitchenAid Architect II KDTE554CSS

Project Credits:

Designer: Danilo Nesovic
Contractor: Danilo Nesovic
Interior Decoration: Mark Miller
Cabinet Manufacturer: Danilo Nesovic

Project Overview

This property was a long time rental property in a modest Serra Mesa neighborhood which the owner wanted to fix up and sell. This 1960’s home was transformed into a modern that sold for well over the asking price by doing a major remodel to the main interior living space. Our part of the work was the structural design, space planning, and structural remodeling for the new great room and kitchen. The owner’s property manager, Mark Miller, took care of the rest of the work with his own personnel, which included cosmetic makeovers for two baths as well as new flooring and painting for the entire house, both inside and out.

The floor plan initially had three smaller rooms—living, dining, and kitchen— that were walled off from one another. We removed a major load-bearing wall and two non-bearing walls to create a single great room out of the three smaller rooms. The outcome was spectacular and immediately set this home apart from all the others in the neighborhood.

The kitchen features lots of storage, counter space, and a highly efficient workflow. The white thermofoil cabinets with a charcoal glaze offer a bright and luxurious look for a fraction of the cost of a real painted and glazed cabinet, and the thermofoil will hold up to far more abuse and last many times longer than paint. The outcome was a spacious feeling room and highly efficient kitchen work space. Lots of natural light, and space to entertain or for a family to enjoy.

After completion of the project, the home was put on the market and listed for the maximum appraisal value. The home sold in two weeks after a bidding war with multiple buyers for 20k over the appraised value in this modest neighborhood.