David Hertz Architects FAIA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture



ingle family home in Manhattan Beach. With FSC certified timbers throughout, Solar power with radiant heat floors. Roof decks and sliding glass wall panels provide for an open floor plan that creates an inside outside environment on multiple levels.


strand house

An interplay of wood, concrete, and glass in layered forms create a variegated residential experience. Domestic space transforms from intimate refuge to open concept when the first floor sliding glass panels are opened to the deck. The roof deck and balconies provide ample opportunities for indoor/outdoor living as well. And it wouldn’t be a real beach house without lots of room for surfboards.

Project Details

Year: 2004
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Typology: single family residence
Program: 3 bed, 3.5 bath
Size: 2,100 sqft
Sustainable Features:
  • photovoltaic panels
  • solar hydronic radiant heating
  • FCS certified timber
Photography: Claudio Santini