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.
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
Landscape: ALT Design Studio
Concrete foundation, Wood framing
Wood: Thermory wood cladding
Moisture barrier: Tyvek
Metal: Dark gray metal standing seam
Metal frame: Metal frame Jeld-Win
Entrances: Custom wood painted Dutch door
Wood doors: painted wood swing & pocket doors
Sliding doors: Fleetwood sliding glass doors
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