Located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 3,500-square-foot Zeidler Residence arranges interior and exterior living spaces to maximize views, natural light, and ocean breezes within a subtle, sophisticated material palette.
Designed for a retired couple with grown children, the house sits on a relatively flat corner lot with expansive views of the Pacific and vegetated cliff that leads from the site, down to the beach. The parti divides the program into two main structures connected by a sheltered courtyard. On the ocean side, the two-and-a-half-story main house features a double-height living space, with full-height glass doors that open the interior onto the exterior spaces. A mezzanine is oriented towards the view. At the end of the stair tower, a full-sized roof deck accommodates various entertaining configurations and provides strong connections to the landscape and views beyond. The front yard even incorporates a petanque court, a favorite pastime of the client.