Defined by strong volumes and artfully composed elevations clad in crisp materials such as naturally stained wood and smooth plaster, this 4,100 square foot new single family home replaces a small dilapidated bungalow on a generous lot. Housing three bedrooms plus a study, three and a half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and a wine room, the interior and exterior spaces playfully lead into one another embracing the mild climate of their Southern California beach locale.
The oversized front door invites the visitor through a single story entry before opening up to a skylit double height volume at the heart of the house, the kitchen. This space touches the surrounding public spaces on the interior; the living room, dining room, and second floor study. Beyond the dining room at the lower level along the linear organizational spine is well appointed “granny suite” leading to a private garden on the most secluded end of the lot . A central stair draws you to second level who’s circulation is defined by a row of skylights. The study, guest bedroom, and the master suite branch off from this circulation spine. The master leads to a private outdoor roof deck. The house is crowned by a roof top deck that allows visitors to enjoy the gentle breezes that define the Ocean Park neighborhood.