Coastline
Malibu, California
SITUATED ON THE BLUFFS HIGH ABOVE THE PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, EARTH AND SEA INSPIRE THE DESIGN FOR THE HOUSE
PROJECT TYPE
Single Family Residence
Client
John Peed and Audry Sarn
SIZE
2,800 square feet
PROJECT TEAM
Architect: Montalba Architects, Inc.
Structural: The Office of Gordon L. Polon
Lighting: John Brubaker Architectural Lighting

Overview
Earth and sea inspire the design for the house, situated on the bluffs high above the Pacific Coast Highway. Using a balanced palette of materials, the design frames the horizon line of the Pacific Ocean beyond, showcasing a series of domestic, retreat-like spaces. The 2,800 square foot open plan transcends the relationships of indoor / outdoor space with its integration of site, furniture, landscape, and materials. Anchored with a series of cast-in-place fly ash concrete walls that provide the organizing elements of the structure, the residence features a subtly lifted, wave-like series of roof planes; the open space between wall and roof is accentuated by clerestory windows, which give the structure a floating sensibility and flood the interior with natural light. A teak panel system runs horizontally around the facades and into the primary hallway of the house, creating a privacy screen and adding warmth.
PROCESS
FLOOR PLAN
BUILDING SECTIONS
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