Site size: 2,700 sf
Project size: 3,200 sf
Program: The architect—a Hermosa Beach native—wanted to build a house that would attract a contemporary, urban buyer seeking a home in a quiet beach community.
Location: Hermosa Beach, California
Solution: The architect designed a wood-frame, split-level house with a covered deck and open kitchen, dining, and living space occupying the top floor. He situated the master suite and an attached patio on the ground level, with three additional bedrooms on the lower level.
Construction and materials: The board-formed concrete exterior features smooth stucco, mahogany siding, factory coated aluminum, and a galvanized steel railing. Inside, a similarly restrained palette of white and wood utilizes engineered white oak floors, smooth epoxy concrete floors, and rift-cut white oak cabinetry.
Completion date: May 2016
Gross square footage: 3,200 sf
Total project cost: $2 million
Total construction cost: $1 million
Owner: Luc Berne
Palos Verdes Engineering
Shanden Brutsch, 808-640-3089
Concrete retaining walls for basement
Metal panels: Omega panels
Metal frame: Metal Window Corp.
Entrances: Arcadia Inc.
Sliding doors: Arcadia Inc.
Solid surfacing: ColorQuartz
Office furniture: The home was staged by Meridith Baer
Downlights: Tech Lighting