Bella Mar – Residential Mixed use: Point Loma

This new mixed use condo complex misses the mark wasting the opportunity to anchor the heart of Point Loma Village. Upscale pricing contrasts with low-level materials, finishes and detailing in this half-hearted attempt at mixed use. Its most distinctive feature is a series of cheap-looking, metal-mesh screens that surround windows at the street facade. Their curving shape evokes “sails?” Providing no purpose they along with the mediocre plaster finish work and shading devices located too high above the windows to provide shade make this one a stinker.

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  • Project Address:

    Rosecrans and Byron, Point Loma

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Nextspace Developer

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Nextspace Developer

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Martinez Cutri Architects / Marengo Morton Architects


  • Deb Porter

    The brown metal screens, which are supposed to be the decoration to what would otherwise be a very plain building; look cheap and the fact that they are off-centered bring a certain anxiety to the viewer. Surely they could have done something more pleasant to the eye.

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