Residence on Manhattan Beach

Residence on The Strand
Manhattan Beach, California

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A 4,400-square-foot, three-story, wood- and steel-frame, stucco-clad, tile-roof, four-bedroom home with courtyard, fountain and spa.

With warm memories of Italy, this client wanted a Tuscan “country home” with a feel of inevitability, as if it had been evolving over years of use. The design is a carefully choreographed arrangement of forms, full of evocative imagery, combined to create a village-like composition surrounding a courtyard. Old texts were studied to ensure authentic detailing. Tile- and marble craftsmen, along with a wood-burning pizza oven and many other specially commissioned materials were imported from Italy.