Collection by Luke Hopping

These Modern Surf-Side Homes Are Just Swell


With summer on the horizon, we compiled six surfers' houses that let in the beach, while keeping sand out.

The home’s forms, which are masked by the cantilevered entrance, become apparent once one enters the central courtyard.
Jacobson and Lee designed the long steel-and-ipe bench, which suspends from the low concrete wall.
The dining room is meant to be a flexible space for eating or dancing.
Thomas surveys the surf from the upstairs deck adjacent to the “quiet room.” Almost every room in the house, up and...
This solar-powered compound in Venice, California, was inspired by architect and resident David Hertz's surf safaris.
Aidlin Darling's design for a three-story, Cor-Ten steel addition to a beachfront house in San Francisco was featured...

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