When architect Juan Saez Pedraja first met with new clients to build a home in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, each half of the couple leaned in a different aesthetic direction. "He wanted an industrial look, but she wanted something super traditional—very cottagey and beachy," says Saez Pedraja. "Sometimes that is a red flag for architects, but for me it seemed like an interesting challenge because of the character of the area."
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