Blue Truck, Inc.

Blue Truck, Inc.

San Francisco, CA



Thrilled with the beach town location of their summer house, but not with its loud ’90s-era architecture, a family approached us with a directive — tone it down. What they had: a house with wild geometry, such as octagon-shaped rooms and triangular spaces. What they wanted: a Sea Ranch aesthetic of simple forms.

We created an all-new interior of calm, open spaces that flowed easily into one another. For the exterior, we reconfigured windows as well as the siding, which wrapped around the house to simplify its form and provide privacy. A pivot door and two large slider doors invite ample light inside while a driveway turned soccer pitch and slatted outdoor shower for hosing off after a trip to the beach reflect the family’s love of recreation and the outdoors.

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Status: Built
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Rough Workshop, Mary Valaika Interior Design