Now that you’ve seen the art on the first floor of my house, it’s time to climb the stairs to the second floor. There are only a few rooms upstairs — mostly bedrooms, though I’m turning the large second bedroom into an “upstairs lounge,” which I’m hoping will be a nice gallery space where I can hang out. Right now, it’s mostly empty. There’s also a sun room upstairs right off the master bedroom. Originally, the sun room was an open balcony overlooking La Jolla Country Club, with spectacular panoramic views of the ocean to the north and south. That view is mostly gone, however…in the close to 80 years since the house was first built a lot of trees have grown wide and tall, so my ocean view is now limited to little peeks here and there when the day is very, very clear. The view of the golf course remains, as well as a wide open view of all the homes dotting Mount Soledad.
Our first stop on the upstairs will be a quick one — the hallway at the top of the stairs.