A 1970s Bungalow Is Transformed Into a Breezy Beach House in California

A 1970s Bungalow Is Transformed Into a Breezy Beach House in California

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By Kelly Vencill Sanchez / Photos by Joe Fletcher
Architect David Montalba creates an oceanfront hangout where an extended family can enjoy the sand as their living room.

A sea breeze wafts through Janette Sosothikul’s home in Oxnard, California, ruffling the curtains as her grandkids bound in from the dunes for a game of Ping-Pong. Arrayed on three floors, with wall-to-wall glass sliders along the ocean facade and a skylit stairwell, the house is both an extension of the beach and an airy backdrop for family gatherings.

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