The design for this California Ranch style estate evolved as a landscape-first approach. On a sloping hillside, there are four distinct garden settings bound by the three-level home at the center of the property. The main level serves as the primary area for entertaining. The living room with sliding glass doors on either side, connects to the upper and lower garden terraces. The second floor master suite creates a glass bridge over the living room below.

A steel lintel frames the opening to the concrete staircase beyond.

This home’s design evolved from the landscape plan, instead of the other way around.

Project Details


Longfellow Drive


Manhattan Beach, CA



KAA Services


Landscape Architecture

Interior Design

Mark J. Williams Design


David Garinger & Associates

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