SAN DIEGO STATE of THE The hilltop Gallery House in La Jolla is a contemporary homage to art-world heavyweights whose masterpieces are overshadowed only by the views. By AnnaMaria Stephens Interior photography by Aaron Leitz Portrait by Robert Benson ART Perched on a canyon above the sea, the Gallery House doesn’t just frame a panorama of La Jolla’s coastline. The concrete-and-glass stunner also showcases the owners’ collection of world-class contemporary art. From custom niches for sculptures to seamlessly indoor-outdoor living spaces, this singular residence features something truly spectacular to see at every single turn. “As you move through the home, the views become more sweeping and apparent, as does the artwork,” says architect William Hayer, who collaborated closely with Seattle’s Lucas Design Associates and San Diego contractor Hill Construction Company on the exacting project. “The setting is amazing,” says interior designer David Lucas, who runs his Seattle firm with his sister, Suzie FROM THE OUTSIDE IN From left: A niche showcases a large floor sculpture by Kenneth Capps; the home’s covered lanai looks out upon a stunning infinity pool and a view of La Jolla’s coastline.