It’s a safe bet that if I were walking along this beach in California I would stop in my tracks to look at this house. Designed by Johnston Marklee, the house has been created around two main elements: the first is the need to capture the spectacular ocean view. The second is the restriction on building size in this location. Their solution to both elements was to create a rectilinear box that filled the entire allowable building envelope and to then divide it into a series and cascading and ever changing vaulted rooms that draw in the view in from one end and funnelled in toward the other.
Together with the artful cut-outs to allow light to filter in, the vaulted rooms form an incredible space to view the ocean and to indeed live a life with each room’s design, form and material finish a response to its function.
This, to me, is one of those wonderful homes whose form has been born from a wonderful theory and whose result is a refreshing turn compared to the other ho hum houses along the beach.
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