The Full Montara

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January 20, 2009
In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions. Read Full Article
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  In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and 
brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Thomas surveys the surf from the upstairs deck adjacent to the “quiet room.” Almost every room in the house, up and downstairs, opens to the outdoors.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Thomas surveys the surf from the upstairs deck adjacent to the “quiet room.” Almost every room in the house, up and downstairs, opens to the outdoors.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  On an overcast day, Montara’s beach is almost completely deserted.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    On an overcast day, Montara’s beach is almost completely deserted.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  The couple’s son Dylan and dog Petra enjoy the deck while Mary Kate and Thomas work in the kitchen below. Sliding doors open to the outdoors on both sides.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    The couple’s son Dylan and dog Petra enjoy the deck while Mary Kate and Thomas work in the kitchen below. Sliding doors open to the outdoors on both sides.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  The master bedroom faces Montara’s coastal mountains. The Tolomeo lamp is by Artemide.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    The master bedroom faces Montara’s coastal mountains. The Tolomeo lamp is by Artemide.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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