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Historic Preservation

ART & COFFEE Building Restoration

Restoration of 1940’s Art Deco building in Mission Hills that was originally built for a neighborhood market. Wife (ART) and Husband (COFFEE) team took possession of the building in the Fall of 2016. The structure had been covered years earlier with a mansard shingle roof and a contemporary stucco exterior. Removal of the roof uncovered its original Art Deco motif complete with original ornaments and details. Era-appropriate stucco and fresh paint was added, and, later, a deck and planter boxes. The resulting restoration has brought new life to the bend in the road where State Street meets Reynard Way.

ART                 L’Atellier                     2655 Reynard Way San Diego CA 92103  Valentine Viannay                                                                                                       COFFEE         The Bean Counter     2655A Reynard Way San Diego CA 92103 Brian Richter



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  • Project Address:

    2655 Reynard Way San Diego CA 92103

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Developers: Valentine Viannay and Brian Richter

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Valentine Viannay vviannay@gmail.com

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Designer Valentine Viannay


  • AwJ

    I got to watch this transform from an eye sore to a delightful corner stop with a bit of a retro twist to it, I am glad to see a commercial element like this bleeding out from little Italy. It’s a welcomed improvement to the neighborhood.

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