This Manhattan Beach residence is a family compound overlooking the Pacific Coast. The house design blends numerous mid-century modern and tropical resort elements enhancing the casual Southern California lifestyle. A prominent design feature is the inverted floor plan. The top floor serves as the main living and master bedroom areas to best capture the panoramic views over Santa Monica Bay from Malibu to Palos Verdes. Set within a dense beach neighborhood, the residence employs a balance of horizontal and vertical massing to respond to its context, minimize its substantial program, and maximize the generous outdoor private courtyard.

Project Details


Alma Avenue


Manhattan Beach, CA



KAA Services


Landscape Architecture

Lighting Design

KGM Architectural Lighting


Manolo Langis

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