This corner house on John Street marries rough stone, reclaimed wood, stucco, and metal to create an upscale industrial look.
A green roof and landscaped entry path bring the outdoors inside. The glass entry leads to an open-tread steel and wood stair.
The open-plan upstairs living space is topped with a rising roofline that sits lightly on clerestory glass to let in light and air.
Contractor: Wilson Construction
Featured in South Bay Home’s Fall 2012 issue, this modernized Cape Cod encompasses the best of both worlds. Shingles, louvers, and traditional woodwork blend seamlessly with metal pop-outs and stucco forms to provide a clear hierarchy of large spaces.
Extensive windows and sliding doors connect the interior spaces with covered patios and open yard with pool and spa. Decks on both sides of the upper floor allow views to both the active street and the private yard, while the courtyard scheme creates an open feeling for the home’s central spaces.
Featured in Easy Reader’s December 2009 issue, corrugated Corten steel mixes with reclaimed wood volumes to create this exciting modern home. The bedroom floor sits above entry level living spaces, while lower basement with an additional family room and bedrooms leads out onto an extensive landscaped yard and pool.
Porthole entry door and open steel stair are just a couple of the modern details that make this home a showstopper.
Contractor: Wilson Construction
Featured in Luxury Life & Style in 2008, this home was designed around the intersection of two thick walls that extend through both legs of the L-shaped layout. A circulation gallery runs along the interior edge of the walls and focuses attention on the pool and backyard spaces.
A detached garage with accessory space above completes the back area of this corner lot. Wood and stucco volumes interlock to create spacious rooms. A translucent glass stairwell brings in light from the street side without sacrificing privacy.
Transom windows at the three end and corner towers make use of the available height, and a full basement below the main floor provides even more storage and guest space.
Contractor: George Apostol
Stone, metal, wood, glass, and stucco combine to create an industrial style condo block. The sloped site allows the rear unit to rise above the interlocked lower unit and capture ocean views.
Strategically placed glazing lets in light and views while providing privacy. Upper floor open-plan living spaces have glass walls allowing for specular views.
Developer: Matt Morris Development
Wood structural members tie together the entry and upper levels of this modern inviting home. A trellised entry path leads along a stone wall that serves as both divider and patio rail.
Stucco volumes anchor the building to the site at both the front and rear, while wooden upper floor structures lighten the feel and add to the warm texture.
The upper patio trellis extends through the house over both front and rear decks to demarcate the circulation areas and highlight living spaces. Transom windows and rhythmic post layout ties the pieces together.
This half-lot house packs a lot of punch in a small footprint. Bright and open living space sits atop the stucco and wood façade, and surrounds a deck that overlooks one of the bustling streets of Manhattan Beach.
Steel garage door posts and metal railing give this house a modern edge, while interior spaces are luxurious and inviting. Clever use of space includes an office area off the stairwell.
We renovated an old industrial concrete structure to create an inviting and warm space. Angled wood vertical posts break the monotony of the concrete block structure, while rhythmic wood horizontals both block the light and punctuate views. A railroad tie entry path provides texture and interest, while the use of basic materials such as standard size wood studs and corrugated plastic roofing gives a nod to the site’s down-to-earth nature. Exposed ceiling joists and HVAC ducting completes the look.
Contractor: Schaar Homes
An outdoor patio tops the street-level garage next to a planter-bounded entry stair. A wooden corner tower, metal horizontal elements, and wood posts are infilled with glass to create open yet distinct interior spaces. The master bath is topped by a sloped skylight that brings in light while retaining privacy .
Developer: Schaar Homes
A curved concrete wall forms the spine of this addition to an existing barn structure. The concrete is punctuated by slot windows that allow light into the circulation gallery.
Radiating beams sit atop the heavy wall. Glass walls and transoms offset the closed feel of the concrete spine and open the entire space up to the landscape and views.
A flat-roofed glass entry volume connects two barn-style structures that enclose two levels of interior space. White siding and grey metal accents keep the look light and open.
Coffered ceilings at living and kitchen are a nod to the traditional references of the gable-roofed structures. Repetitive window and door cutouts echo building styles of the eastern seaboard, while the modern glass connector acts as a transition between the legs of the L-shaped layout.
Developer: Schaar Homes
Developer: KKC Fine Homes
Contractor: SRL Construction
This home is anchored to the ground with a stone base layer, atop which sits a stucco volume. A defined entry sequence is punctuated by a rhythmic set of columns that lead visitors along the stone wall to the front door.
A hip ceiling with exposed beams and transom windows defines the upper floor living space in this contemporary yet traditional home.
Contractor: KKC Fine Homes