The Tree Section of Manhattan Beach is noteworthy for its diverse cultural character. This home for a young family of five, blends California Mid-Century Modern influences with the work of Rudolf Schindler, Wallace Neff and Mediterranean precedents. The sustainable design evolved as a virtual “tree house” set within mature palm, eucalyptus, and pine trees. The design incorporates the owner’s collection of Asian antiques, modern art, and family mementos.
This six-foot-tall watchman, which has traveled with the owners from previous homes, stands guard at the entry.
This Japanese-inspired roji bridge offers a sense of repose at the entry garden