Manhattan Beach House

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationSanta Monica, United States
CompanyMontalba Architects
Lead ArchitectDavid Montalba, FAIA, SIA, LEED AP

In a Southern California beachside neighborhood, where 3-story houses are densely packed, Manhattan Beach House is intended to provide a spacious, peaceful feeling, offering an experience close to nature throughout the interior of the building itself. Behind the street front, the volume of this house dissolves, with glimpses through openings between floors and between distant rooms. Though the surrounding buildings fill nearly all of their parcels, these openings bring natural light deep into the house.