Residence on Manhattan Beach

Residence and Tenant Apartment on The Strand
Manhattan Beach, California

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A 2,500-square-foot, one- and two-story, wood- and steel-frame, stucco-clad, composition-roof, two-bedroom home with a two-bedroom tenant apartment and garage.

The clients wished to rework the interiors and completely face-lift the exterior. They wished to “rip open” the beach-facing façade and provide a viewing deck. This west end is completely removed and replaced with an articulated surface of glazing that is recessed within an exposed steel frame—all placed upon a stone base that provides the deck. As requested, the structure is a little hard-edged, but not brutal.