Dedicated in loving memory to our friend, Larry Himmel, a San Diego legend

After their house was destroyed by the wildfires that swept across San Diego in October 2007, News 8 Anchor Larry Himmel and his family found themselves without their home of 20 years and everything in it. Larry and his wife Joan asked the Jackson Design and Remodeling team to build them a new dream home on their property. They wanted to live with their son, Miles, in a space that embraced the land’s natural beauty with an expansive, comfortable layout welcoming to family and friends.

Jackson Design and Remodeling designed and built the custom Himmel home with a fusion of Southwestern and contemporary design. The home is oriented to take advantage of the property’s amazing panoramic views. An open floor plan on the lower level overlooks a luxurious pool. The cozy family room invites relaxation by the fireplace while gazing out at the surrounding vista. A gourmet kitchen integrates modern function with interesting textural choices, such as knotty alder cabinetry in two tones, quartz and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and hickory distressed hardwood floors. The master bath beckons with abundant natural light, a soaking tub and full body shower system. The Himmel home is a beautiful space that embodies the pleasures of indoor/outdoor living and creates a sense of warmth and family. While the Jackson Design and Remodeling team built the Himmel home, we also built a strong personal friendship with the Himmels. We were saddened by Larry’s passing in 2014 and will remember him and his lasting impact on San Diego with fondness.

The videos below document the exciting process of rebuilding the Himmel residence from clearing and grading the land to the final completion of this truly unique custom home.


Larry Himmel Talks About His New Home
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Himmel's move in Christmas 2008
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San Diego's Larry Himmel Moves
into His Newly Constructed Home

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Himmel Home
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Kitchen, Dining and Living Space
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Outdoor Living
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Clearing and Grading Phase I
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Foundation Phase II
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Start of Framing Phase III
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Framing Completion Phase IV
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Drywall in Progress Phase V
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Exterior Stucco in Progress Phase VI
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It's been an emotional roller coaster. But, thanks to the amazing Jackson team, the whole rebuilding experience was smooth and seamless. It's really been wonderful working with everyone at Jackson, especially our designer, Tatiana, who we truly feel is part of our family now.
Larry Himmel
KFMB-TV News 8 Anchor