Residence on Manhattan Beach

Residence and Guesthouse on The Strand
Manhattan Beach, California

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Description
A 4,200-square-foot, three-story, wood- and steel-frame, stucco-clad, tile-roof, four-bedroom home with a one-bedroom caretaker’s unit.

Approach
The clients wanted an elegant home with a panoramic ocean view, light-flooded interiors, and privacy from the too-close neighbors. Other requirements were an elevator, guest suites, and a caretaker’s apartment. The building is rotated a few degrees from the relentless grid of the neighborhood in a somewhat-cruciform arrangement. At the intersection of the cross, a large skylight sits above a rotunda/stairway that slices through all three floors.