San Diego—Multifamily specialist Carmel has completed work on Carmel Pacific Ridge, a 500-unit property in the Mission Valley neighborhood of San Diego. It’s an upmarket property with studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, with the studios starting at $2,015, and the three-bedrooms starting at $2,875.
Mission Valley neighborhood is predominantly a shopping and entertainment district, though there has been infill multifamily development. Carmel Pacific Ridge is across Linda Vista Rd. from the University of San Diego, and while students have started leasing at the community, it wasn’t built as student housing.
Carmel Pacific Ridge comprises four separate four-story buildings. It includes a plethora of amenities, such as two pools, a fitness center, tanning studio, a bocce ball court, café, wine bar, yoga space, saltwater aquarium, jogging trail, dog walk and fire pits. The property has bike storage, surfboard storage and a concierge.
According to Faulkner Design Group of Dallas, which designed the property, its intention was follow a traditional Mediterranean motif on the outside but more of a Spanish flavor on the interiors. Design highlights throughout the community include one-of-a-kind found items such as old Spanish trunks, antique textiles and stone carvings, put together by Elizabeth Noack, the head of Faulkner Design Group’s Phoenix office.
The outdoor loggia, which overlooks the drive up into the property, features a large “outdoor living room” complete with custom furniture. An outdoor wood sectional, constructed in Mexico, is adorned with a one-of-a-kind carved pattern along the back, as well as with large, antique escutcheons. Also made in Mexico, the coffee table is an original antique with metal strapping and a large antique lock.