Perrin Residence

Manhattan Beach, California
Location
  • Manhattan Beach, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2011
  • Square Feet
  • 3000
  • This project page was created by community member Abramson Teiger Architects

    The Client was looking to move to the ocean front walk streets in Manhattan Beach and settled on an existing duplex built in the 1940s. The couple approached the ATA design team to convert the property into a single-family residence and transform the outdated stucco box into their modern dream home. With its close proximity to neighbors and pedestrian zones, the trick was to bring in abundant natural light while preserving intimacy.

    The front façade was redesigned with large openings that create a connection to the ocean views. Accordion style glass doors were installed on the lower floor to form an indoor-outdoor space with the front garden. The exterior palette is a subtle mix of smooth trowel stucco and honed limestone, emboldened with dark stained mahogany siding.

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    The public entry sequence pulls you through the front garden, leading to the main entry which sits on the side of the home. A custom designed walnut and stainless steel door opens into a two-story foyer.

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    Inside, a ledge above the door holds an antique water wheel, a notable piece belonging to the Client. This wheel is backlit with a large window adjacent to it. Top floor skylights add dramatic light which filters down a multi-tiered staircase.

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    By combining the existing two units, the new home now has increased length in the living spaces on the main floor. The layout is open for absolute connectivity of daily life. Custom white and walnut cabinetry in the kitchen create both expanse and composition.

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    The central two-story kitchen is washed with light from multiple skylights, which also filter into the adjoining living and dining rooms.

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    Working within the narrow structure, the master bath occupies a passage into the bedroom with intricate architectural detail.

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    Bookmatched marble panels cover the walls while a coordinating marble mosaic serves as flooring.

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    Abramson Teiger Architects is a design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Our multi-faceted practice, initially focusing on single-family residences, now encompasses ecclesiastical commissions, educational facilities and varied commercial buildings. Our designs are inspired by an earnest desire to elevate the human soul, to facilitate connection, and to improve the lives of the people they serve. Our goal is to find the perfect balance in every physical space by merging boldly calculated yet deliberately spontaneous thinking to create experiential harmony. We’ve preserved constant design themes that reflect our Southern California roots while remaining inventive and progressive. Clean lines and striking forms are infused with layers of light and texture to maintain natural dimension and endless possibility. Through weaving the subtle and the sensational, we create spaces that are as unforgettable as they are functional.
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