we have to spend time away from our childhood home so that we can see it fresh. Susan Comden moved to Los Angeles for college, marriage and family, and a career in commercial real estate. Then she and her husband, Len, decided to remodel their lifestyle and buy a house in La Jolla, Susan’s hometown. La Jolla is one of the spectacular coastal California enclaves, akin to Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Malibu. ❙ “I have always been partial to Spanish architecture,” Susan says, “especially all the wonderful seaside homes built in the 1920s and 1930s.” ❙ The couple met Linda Marrone, a local broker who specialized in historic homes. “Linda steered us to this vintage 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival house in the Barber Tract, an older area of La Jolla,” Susan says. The house was designed by architect/builder J.W. Gernandt of San Diego.