urban spa

The overarching concept for this 2,900-square-foot beach-side modern house was to transform it into an urban spa-like retreat. The house is perched along Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway, and features access to the beach in the back. A transitional interior entry courtyard, laid with rectangular cement pavers and bordered by smooth river rock and tufted grass, introduces the primary design element of the home—a seamless union between interior and exterior spaces, with crisp linear architecture, ambulating plan, and visual access throughout.

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