Pacific Rim Design + Build & King Construction

After years of searching for a perfect fit for their “forever” home on the Central Coast, our clients Carole and Jim decided to choose location over finish. We set out to help them find a Shell Beach home with ocean views walking distance to the water, that was affordable enough to make their own. They soon closed on a 1949 beach bungalow that had originally included just two bedrooms and one bath. Somewhere between the original owner and when it became Carol and Jim’s “project” a second story addition had been awkwardly added to add a super-sized master suite and 1.5 more bathrooms. Let’s just say they had their work cut out for them!



Luckily, this couple has great vision, and found a great team. Partnering with Jim Newhall of Pacific Rim Build+Design for the architectural design work they got to work creating new elevation that tied the little beach house puzzle together and also made for a fun and functional floor-plan that provided better entertaining and cooking spaces and showcased their views.





The next step was finding a great contractor to turn what was only on paper into reality – that person was Brett King of King Construction. A tiny, dark kitchen became a beautiful epicurean open-floor-plan workspace. Soaring ceilings opened up the aging 40s bungalow. New windows throughout made it light and bright. Gorgeous bathroom finishes, flooring and lighting put on the final touches. The exterior became a cohesive, modern home capped off with gorgeous metal shed roof. It was a serious example of team work!






Before and after photos show what once was a bungalow stitched together in stages, is now truly an asset to the village of Shell Beach — and a pleasure for the owners to live in and entertain. Call on the great team of Jim Newhall and Brett King for your next dream project great or small!

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

  1 comment for “Pacific Rim Design + Build & King Construction

  1. November 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Good afternoon Ashlea –

    My name is Jim Newhall of Pacific Rim Design + Build. A brief note to thank you for the summary story here on Jim & Carole’s beach cottage renovation (Vista Del Mar St.), nicely stated and they’re wonderful clients/friends. A slight twist on the business name as shown above.

    If/as you have a chance to meet with Jim & Carole, we’ve completed some wonderful finishes for the interior, open kitchen and overall floor plan. If you have interest in photographing and posting some of the interior for your site, please let us know.

    Wishing you all the best, and we’ll definitely keep you in mind your direct referrals.


    Jim Newhall/owner & founder
    Pacific Rim Design + Build

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