Removed from standard ocean views and hidden behind a discreet hedge, this Manhattan Beach residence chooses to reveal itself slowly. It is discovered only through intentional approach. Organized around a massive courtyard, the interior floor plan layers indoor and outdoor spaces to accomplish the sensation of being surrounded by nature. With views toward downtown Los Angeles, the courtyard bleeds into a hardscape, outdoor room and terminates in an infinity pool. The resultant architecture creates its own context and a new type of architecture for its neighborhood.