Art and Architecture in La Jolla: Collection No. 2

Posted by Dennis DeSouza on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 5:32pm.

Come From Away La Jolla

Photo courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla real estate has made headlines again, thanks to a luxury home with remarkable architecture that has been drawing a great deal of attention since it was listed. Reporters also penned stories about the recent announcement that a musical that debuted in La Jolla will be performed on Broadway next year. The unveiling of the latest addition to Murals of La Jolla's collection has also drawn the attention of local news sources.

'Come From Away' is going to Broadway

This month, newspapers on both coasts reported that “Come From Away,” a musical that debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse, is headed to Broadway. Audiences in the Big Apple will have the opportunity to enjoy this play next spring, but theatergoers in La Jolla saw it first.

Politico reported that the musical earned enthusiastic reviews in its initial co-production. The world premiere of “Come From Away” took place at the La Jolla Playhouse during the summer of 2015 and was followed up with a run at the Seattle Repertory Theatre last fall. The La Jolla Playhouse website states that the second run recorded box-office records. The musical will be performed for audiences in Washington D.C. and Toronto prior to its Broadway run in 2017. A scene from the play is pictured above.

Irene Sankoff and David Hein wrote the musical, music and the book, which share the story of travelers who were stranded in a small town in Canada during the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001. The true story is one of generosity that has continued to move people over the years. The town is incredibly small, but did its best to be hospitable to thousands of stranded passengers. To show their appreciation, Delta Flight 15’s crew and passengers started a scholarship fund for the town’s youth, which has raised approximately $1.5 million, according to Atlantic Business Magazine.

Murals of La Jolla Suns

Photo courtesy of Murals of La Jolla

The Village adds a new mural to its collection

Recent news stories also covered the latest mural to be displayed in the Village. Murals of La Jolla unveiled the newest addition to their collection this week. “Suns” was installed on the side of the Empress Hotel, which is located at 7766 Fay Avenue. The mural was created by Byron Kim and Victoria Fu and will remain there for no less than two years.

Murals of La Jolla’s website states that the mural began as a photo that was taken of La Jolla's skyline from a window on the top floor of the Empress Hotel. The shot was taken after the sun had set and a studio light was used to create the visual effect of a sun in the mural.

La Jolla's Lotus House draws fanfare

Refined architecture in a number of sophisticated styles adorns the Jewel, which is one of the reasons why the La Jolla real estate market is one of the top twenty in the nation.

One of La Jolla’s architectural masterpieces is the Lotus House. This week, the home made headlines after being listed as a “Hot Property” and “Home of the Day” by the Los Angeles Times. Babcock House Mission Beach

The paper reported that the Yen Residence, which is affectionately referred to as the “Lotus House,” has been featured on HGTV’s “Extreme Homes” and called it “outrageously one-of-a-kind.” The luxury home is an architectural marvel with wood trusses, geometric tiles and an unmistakable roof, compliments of Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. Per the article, the Lotus House also takes in panoramic ocean and canyon views and features a helical staircase.

Babcock House, Mission Beach Copyright friendsofsdarch

Kellogg house and studio mission beach

Kellogg is known for his contributions to the organic modern architectural style. He also designed the Babcock House and his home and studio, which are located in Mission Beach and pictured here.

 

 

 

Kellogg House and Studio, Mission Beach Copyright friendsofsdarch

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