A New Build for a Young Southern California Family Is All About Playful Pairings

Massive concrete pendants and an organic blend of Texas limestone, board-formed concrete, and cedar are only some of the surprises in this Newport Beach home.

Architect Eric Olsen has designed his share of sizable homes, but when he got a cold call from a young couple asking if he’d consider redoing their modest ranch house in Newport Beach, his curiosity was piqued. "Their idea was something cool and chic and functional, with no wasted space," he recalls. "And they wanted to keep it single story."

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