Ancient Vastu form and function design characteristics create a meditative feeling within. Two architectural boxes connected by a steel bridge. One glass box which emerges from a Turkish limestone structure, houses the living area. The other planted solidly into the earth, showcases a private entertaining deck above. Frameless glazing opens the loft style spaces completely to the panoramic ocean views. Fire elements create dramatic shadowing outside and translucent panels shower the inside with ambient light. Modern technology and innovative design elements allow electronically enclosed rooms to be completely exposed to the elements at just the right time of day. Walnut, brown oak, and bronze materials connect w/ our souls. A forty foot steel trellis pierces the building, perfect for in/out vegetation. You are greeted by an eighty foot skylight cantelievering over entry drawing you within and above into living.
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA, US