Home has Island Inspiration

This Coastal Beauty typifies the "funky" environment of Leucadia. Its Hawaiian and Polynesian influenced architecture provides the tropical environment desired by the clients. We have transformed a low lying ranch style home into a West Indies/Hawaiian retreat. Indoor/outdoor interaction was key as was capturing the amazing ocean views. Material re-use, design efficiencies and very close project management led to a very cost effective yet high quality home.

"It's always nice to work for an architect that not only draws up a beautiful home or remodel, but has the knowledge of what goes into the build and how to build it! I put this firm at the top of my list and look forward to working with them in the future."  

- Ken T. , General Contractor for Fulvia Residence


Indoor Engages the Outdoors

This 6500 sf home in the community of Santaluz embodies the Santa Barbara styling and lifestyle. Indoor / outdoor interaction is key with disappearing walls and deep loggias. Outdoor fireplaces provide warmth that allow the use year around.

Photography by TRE architecture and JDixx Photography

Ritual and Rhythms Synthesized

In pursuit of creating a peaceful haven for the client, the concept of the Ritual House follows the ancient Indian principles of Vastu. This Vastu-inspired architecture synthesizes with the idea of the ritual. The ritual not only has ancient overtones as to how we live our daily lives, but also derives purpose from rhythms of nature. Observation of the natural cycles of the light, heat and wind inspires the architecture.

"TRE Architecture's professionalism and attention to details is par excellence, as clients we have 100% satisfaction with their work and would not change a thing.  We will recommend TRE Architecture to everybody.”  - Raj D., Client for the Ritual House


Historic landmark gets a refresh

This Rancho Santa Fe Estate is on the Registry of Historic Landmarks. Special attention was paid to maintaining integrity of details initially put forth by the original architect, Lillian Rice, back in the 1920s. The Christiancy Residence was awarded the Lily Award by the Rancho Santa Fe Association in 2004. Designed and coordinated by Allan Teta, Associate, while at Allard Jansen & Associates. Photography by Phillip Ritterman

The Christiancy Residence is featured in the hardcover The California Casa - authored by Douglas Woods.


Coastal outlook

Transformation of this 1950s one story home to a commanding 2 story outlook was remarkable.  With its French Eclectic styling, this home fits in perfectly within its context and proximity to the well-known St. Malo commuity.  On a daily basis, our clients enjoy the view of dolphins at play in the Pacific Ocean from many rooms of the home as well as the outdoor living space.  A Man Cave has become an integral part of the central courtyard, housing many poker events.

Photography by Nicole Hershman-Daniels.

"I can't speak highly enough of TRE Architecture's style, talent and professionalism. We are so lucky to have found them."  - Jim B. , Client for Nautical Residence

Luxury at the Beach

Perched above the beaches at Cardiff, this whole-house update transformed a 1970s modern into a Beach Villa.  With a focus on indoor to outdoor interaction, our clients can spill their activities easily to the outside.  Texture of materials adds a wonderful layer of experience, whether it is a natural finished beam or a brick clad interior wall.  From almost all rooms of the house, you cannot escape the phenomenal views of the ocean.

"TRE Architecture did a great job in helping us through an extensive remodel. ... I would highly recommend TRE architecture!" 

- Mary C.  , Client for Cardiff Residence

four courts home

This 8500 square foot Adobe Ranch style home was accomplished through extensive research and detailing to help produce its time specific relevance. One of the biggest desires by the clients was to have a comfortable, understated home. As large as this home is, it  is very comfortable and manageable. The main core of the home containing the living, entry and kitchen is flanked on all four sides with courtyards. Designed and coordinated by Allan Teta, Associate, while at Allard Jansen & Associates.


Mix of Uses

The Pacific Station in Encinitas is a mix of residential units, retail spaces, commercial units and a restaurant.  This unique combination of uses creates a vibrant and active environment.  Extensive research and engagement of the local community has created an architecture that just fits well within its context.  Designed and coordinated by Allan Teta, Associate while at Allard Jansen & Associates



good for the community

As part of the Del Oro Hills community, TRE architecture designed 17 single family homes; distinguishable while complementing the hillside and the surrounding architecture. The proposed home facades are designed with a refined architectural style united with colors, materials and shapes inspired from nature and the local vernacular. All of the Vista Pacific homes are proposed to be constructed with the State of California recognized Zero Energy Homes status as a standard feature.  Construction has not yet been established.