On this lot of 33’ wide by 105’ long, it was a real challenge for the architect to provide, as requested by the client, the maximum possible livable area permitted, 4,560 SF on 3 levels, taking advantage of the sloping site from the access road down to the beach strand.
The goal on such a narrow site, flanked by close neighboring houses, was to provide the maximum amount of natural light distribution on all areas.
To obtain that, the architect shaped the house curvilinear volume for both light and functional reasons to add to the complexity and richness of its sculptural form.
The volume on the eastern middle side of the house on the main level was carved to obtain a protected entertainment courtyard, leading to a formal entry along the exterior wall with an extensive fenestration that brings light to the inside living area and upper floor home office.
From the courtyard entry, you walk to an open floor plan with a kitchen that is the hub of the house, partially separated from the living area by a sculptural free standing screening wall, but at the same time seeing everything from the living area to the ocean and the sweeping stairs leading to lower and upper floors.
The living room, with a wide curved, disappearing sliding door, offers an incredible view of the ocean. The carved portion of the wood floor with transparent glass trough provides a dramatic view of the swimming pool on the lower level under the dining area.
The sweeping wood stairs brings you down to the lower level with an internal lap pool, sauna and exercise room; a play/bar area with a fantastic fireplace mimicking the shape of a woman’s smiling lips; which then opens to an outdoor patio on the beach strand level.
From the living area, another sweeping staircase takes you to the upper level home/office work place that stands between the back 2 bedrooms and the beach side master suite. The master suite has disappearing sliding doors and an ample terrace oriented toward the southeast ocean view.
This sculptural home was designed by Giorgio Dazzan & Associates Architects, Beverly Hills. Learn more at Dazzan.com