This project reconfigures the California Dream of outdoor living in a confined lot, featuring three different exterior patios. The third level pool carves out a side court, partially shaded by solar panels and flanked by a fire garden. The pool is perforated by three portals that provide biophilic views of water and bring natural light into the second level (which lacks many windows due to the tight property and grade). The fourth level master suite looks across a green roof to the Pacific Ocean. Crowning the house is a lounging area with panoramic views of the neighborhood. The building incorporates multiple PV arrays and evacuated tube hot water systems, as well as plentiful natural light and airflow throughout.
Project DetailsYear: 2012
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Typology: single family residence
Program: 4 bed, 6 bath
Size: 3,000 sqft
Structural Engineer: Mercado
Photography: Laura Doss, Carson Leh