Condos in Hermosa Beach

Condominiums in Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach, California

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Description
Two 2,500-square-foot, three-story, wood- and steel-frame, stucco-clad, metal-roof, detached, three-bedroom homes with roof decks and subterranean garages.

Approach
The developers wished to maximize allowable building areas while avoiding over-scale, featureless boxes so common in the area. Economical construction, views, and privacy were important too. The units are intricately configured, both in plan and in section, to gain floor area. The masses are arranged about two major axes of symmetry to create order and unity, with the building terraced to allow views. Inexpensive standard windows and doors utilize a proportional system to add elegance, but not extraordinary cost.