With an abandoned 7200-sq.-ft. lot, innovative ideas and great prospects for modern home design, architect and owner Jonathan Segal created The Prospect Residence – a magnificent sustainable home that embraces contemporary art forms and unusual notions of “home”. Segal’s house in La Jolla, California, takes shape as a space-efficient, energy-efficient and cost-efficient edifice. The U-shaped box offers the maximum possible interior space for its available area. The Corten steel and stucco facade is disrupted by a glass-enclosed main floor, lending the house its light and airy feel and opening onto the adjacent pool. Opposite the pool, a quiet guest wing is separated from the main house, boasting its own private courtyard. The home’s upper level is enclosed from public view, housing the bedrooms, each with its own ensuite and balcony. Crowning this contemporary abode is the master bedroom, overlooking surf and sun. Beautiful and smart, this innovative and fully sustainable design is completely off the power grid, thanks to its roof-mounted solar panels. This private, urban residence also doubles as a work space for Segal, with an on-site architecture studio, surely acting as inspiration for the many wonderful designs to come. Jonathan Segal Architect.