TN Residence

Manhattan Beach

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Project Details
Project Type:
Residential
Location:
Manhattan Beach
,
CA
,
USA
Size: 
8000
sqft
Year: 
2021
Awards: 
Photographer: 

Evoking the essence of the classic surf shack typology, the design of this residence intentionally deconstructs nostalgic elements in order to create something new.  Each gabled mass emerges from a concrete podium in order to emphasize its classic form and maximize outdoor communal area. 

In place of traditional wood which decays easily in a coastal climate, layered stone shingles add an unexpected texture and timeless durability to the exterior facade. The horizontal rhythm is interrupted only by the doors, which allow half of the facade to disappear in order to open to ocean breezes. 

Organized into two primary wings connected by a communal core, the floor plan and materiality of the home embrace contrast to create a living finish. From the rugged solidity of stone to the smooth warmth of its wood cladded interior, the home celebrates family living that is playful, lived in, and community oriented. It is the type of space where memories are made and every scuff and scratch just adds to its patina.

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