MANHATTAN BEACH 2009
The primary living spaces of this 2,300 square foot, two-story house are oriented toward a central courtyard that opens up to the living room and main house. An office looks to the front garden and above it the second-story master suite has its own south facing deck. Exaggerated eaves protect the entry and master suite from the south sun and provide a dynamic sculptural composition as one enters the home. The intimate entry space leads to a dramatic double height living room with floor-to-ceiling glass. Twin stairs lined with bookcases lead to the bedrooms and become a striking wall of built in furniture.
Photography: Charles Chesnut