Project size: 2,400 square feet

Program: This house for a family of four is located a block away from the beach in the dense Seal Beach neighborhood. The clients desired a home that would provide enough space for their two young children to partake in various activities, and that would be flexible and adapt to their growth. They also wanted the ability to watch the kids from anywhere on the first floor.

Location: Seal Beach, California

Solution: The first floor features areas for family interaction and large gatherings; on this level, one’s presence can always be seen or heard. Three bedrooms, a study, office, and laundry area are located on the second floor. Two small courtyards funnel daylight into the two levels.

Construction and materials: The front of the house sits on a raised foundation; the rear is concrete slab on grade.  The house’s structural system is timber; it has a metal standing seam roof. Interior floors are walnut wood; the bathrooms feature porcelain tiles. All millwork is white oak.


Additional Information

Completion date: November 2018

Gross square footage: 2,400 square feet  




6404 Hollywood Blvd #204

Los Angeles, CA 90027


Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:




Thang Le & Associates Structural Engineers, Inc


General contractor:

Jadon Construction






Landscape: ALT Design Studio



Structural System

Concrete foundation, Wood framing

Exterior Cladding

Wood: Thermory wood cladding

Moisture barrier: Tyvek


Metal: Dark gray metal standing seam


Metal frame: Metal frame Jeld-Win


Glass: Jeld-win


Entrances: Custom wood painted Dutch door

Wood doors: painted wood swing & pocket doors

Sliding doors: Fleetwood sliding glass doors


Locksets: Baldwin

Pulls: Emtek

Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: White Oak millwork by Legacy Millworks

Paints and stains: Dunn Edwards

Floor and wall tile: Solid walnut flooring throughout, porcelain tile at bathroom floors and walls


Dimming system or other lighting controls: Lutron