Rising out of a berm of sea grasses, this residence is situated on a highly desirable corner walkstreet lot in Manhattan Beach. Inspiration for its design was drawn from coastal Scandinavian villages, as well as domestic coastal architecture. The board-formed concrete bases are reminiscent of seaside bulkheads and piers and the two pavilions that atop them are finished in painted shiplap siding. Bronze doors, windows, and structural details, along with stained cedar trim complete the material palette. A series of operable wood and bronze louvers provide flexibility for privacy and sun control on all levels. All in all, the resulting design is an elegant and pragmatic solution to a series of important counterpoints including views and privacy, seaside elements and maintenance, and function and beauty.
Above: The awe-inspiring panorama from the dining terrace. The master bedroom suite balcony cantilevers above and a glass and bronze railing ensures unobstructed views.
At Left: The light and airy master bedroom suite has floor-to-ceiling bronze windows and doors. A corner window frames the Manhattan Beach Pier in the distance.
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