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side and rear facade
Front facade. FSC radial sawn timber cladding around the entire home will naturally silver with age. The drought-resistant, native garden utilises mulch made from recycled timber pallets.
Rear Facade
Each surface was treated as an opportunity for expression by the architect, Tobin Green.
Rear Yard & Facade
The patio is the prefect conector of the old and new architecture
Hood Canal Boat House
The cork stairs with a rope railing lead down to the kids’ level.
How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered midcentury house into a family home for the ages.
The first thing landscape designer Laura Cooper asked Devis and Purdy was to recall childhood gardens and outdoor play. In that spirit, she designed their backyard, integrating the high ground with the low just outside the “kids’ wing.” The resulting series of outdoor rooms on this quarter-acre is full of memory and play.
The Coffou Cottage sits in an L-shaped at the end of a private road.  This image shows how red cedar is utilized to create thin slats along the facade, as well as horizontal and vertical board-and-batten siding.
The family gathers for meals at a center island from Arclinea; the bar stools are by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Entertaining was difficult in the Lynches’ old place. The openness of the new layout has resolved that problem, and the family frequently opens their doors to guests. “When designing the new home,” Lynch recalls, “I asked, ‘What have we always wanted to do more of but weren’t able?’”
“This way you have a sequence,” Lynch explains. “The stair is a circulator, and after you take off your coat, you can go downstairs to the powder room or up to the living floor.” On the other side of the millwork, he devised built-in storage and niches for display, as shown in the master bedroom, located on the second floor.
The residence is set back a few feet from the site’s edge, allowing more light to flood into neighbors’ windows and leaving space for trees. “The idea was to make a strong gesture to incorporate ideas 

of openness,” Lynch explains. “It’s not just a box if you look at it closely. It’s a series of planes that fit together."
In the living room, a pair of Frog chairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani join custom leather furnishings. The family can finally display all their books and artworks, including the large-scale piece, Topophilia-Imbuing in Monet, 2005, by Keiko Hara.
Vega Norge, Erik Kolman Janush
The studio addition is part of a revamp that unifies buildings, canopies, and the courtyard. It was a three-year job for architect-owners Matt Wittman and Jody Estes, with many materials opportunistically salvaged.
The architects’ inventive use of resources helped keep costs down. “We gave the facade’s ribbed metal cladding, commonly used in neighboring beach shacks, a metallic finish that provided a cost-effective solution and an upscale appearance,” Rathmayr says.
The largest portion of the living area is supported by cross-braced columns. Flanged steel beams create a strong, lightweight frame.
The product can be found in dwellings around the country, from luxury beach homes to high-profile residential towers in Manhattan.
The kitchen and dining area opens onto a patio. Photo by Ken Pagliaro Photography.
“In consideration of the context, the design aimed to reinterpret the traditional beach shack vernacular in a contemporary way by embracing traditional materials, including corrugated metal, fiber cement sheeting, and timber elements,” Rathmayr says.
“The steep site lends itself to the ‘upside down’ configuration,” Harkness explains. “It certainly wouldn’t work as well if you could only access the house via the lower level, as this is through the bedroom zone, so we included two entrances. The upper one involves walking across a little bridge.”
Mike Kurokawa and Paul Fishman set out for the beach from their house in the Puna region of Hawaii. A bridge leads from street level to the upper floor of the house, which is situated in a natural depression, or kipuka.
Though the house is a conversation piece in the more traditional neighborhood, its natural materials nicely complement its surroundings.
The Pryors relax at their Montauk retreat among modular furniture from Richard Schultz's Swell Seating Collection and chaise longues from his 1966 collection from Knoll.
Wardle’s firm also designed the dining table, where up to ten guests can gaze out at the Southern Ocean. The solid-oak Hiroshima chairs are designed by Maruni.
The linens by Matteo Los Angeles in the master bedroom were among the fabrics that Mirjana Munetic of Boora selected for the Finleys. The idea was to find neutral tones that would not upstage the views.
The streetside facade, dominated by site-poured concrete, contains the garage, from which Jacobson and Dukes escape for a quick surf.
Light pours in through the kitchen.
Architect Janna Levitt devised a creative emellishment for a residence in Canada. Photo by: Philip Cheung
Six staircases, many open to outside light, serve as pathways between the private interior spaces.
A custom Stickbulb LED lamp hangs above a kitchen island topped by concrete from Get Real Surfaces. The beams are stained with LifeTime from Valhalla Wood Preservatives, which will oxidize the material over time.
The pendant lamp is a vintage find.
A glass door on the north side sits opposite a glass window on the south wall that overlooks a birch tree forest. Skylights pull light into the interior. "Even though the artist paints landscapes, she didn't want to be distracted by the beauty of her surroundings while in the studio, which led to the limited apertures," Peterson says.
On the side of the home that faces the canal, the main kitchen’s aesthetic is decidedly elemental. Custom Eginstill hot-rolled steel cabinetry with recessed Gaggenau appliances surround a Carrara marble island.
The staircase leading to the master suite features aluminum treads supported on stainless steel tubes. "We wanted something that would allow the resin panels behind it to reflect the light from the windows at the top of the stair," Slade says.
Bed, nightstands and dresser in walnut by DWR. Holly Hunt lights throughout. Metropolitan Lounge chair and ottoman by B&B Italia. Bentley carpet, wallcovering by Graham & Brown and drapery from Rodolph. Bedding and throw from Yves Delorme.
Madeline Weinrib custom wool and silk rug from Nepal, DWR corner sectional upholstered in Christian Liagre leather, custom wrap around bookcase in Italian wood laminate to match kitchen cabinetry. Egg Chair counterbalances longer arc of Yumi Floor Lamp. Coffee Table by All Modern and pillow fabric by Lee/ Jofa. Custom hand carved wood bowl by local artisan John Cobb from Urban Hardwood. Walls in Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117.
Exterior southeast
The facade of the home displays a combination of materials: painted brick on the ground floor and stained cedar above.
A green roof blooms atop the detached garage.
Street Facade
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.
Front Exterior
Exterior: Prefab Architecture by Sage Modern
The spa is positioned to maximize the ocean view, and is sheltered on three sides by bamboo, privacy wall and house.

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