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Sue & David Gillingham
Adaptive Reuse

Sue & David GillinghamFor decades, a 1906 boarding house known as Greycourt stood abandoned and deteriorating in the heart of Coronado after being run as a flop house for many years. New owners purchased the property in 2005 and began a four-year journey that would transform what was once an eyesore of the community into a luxury bed and breakfast inn with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its historic character. Inside the Arts & Crafts-style building, makeshift plywood partitions, broken fixtures, and a bathroom that had been squeezed into a corner of the parlor came out. A new breakfast veranda was added to the back of the building, looking onto a courtyard and reflecting pool. The inn's entry veranda, parlor, and dining room were restored on the first floor, with six guest rooms above. The new owners constructed a companion building housing eleven guest suites, each with its own private porch. The new building is sympathetic to the historic structure in scale, materials and details, but it does not replicate it. The expanded inn is now called the 1906 Lodge.


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2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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