Richard Meier has projected this 4,280-square-foot modern beach homes design located along a densely built section of the Pacific Coast Highway, this house fronts the Pacific Ocean to the south, a courtyard to the west, and the highway to the north. The courtyard provides a visual and spatial link between the entry, the highway and the ocean beyond. Like many courtyard building types endemic to Southern California, the open space creates an exterior living room. Thid modern beach house maximize every square inch of the site intelligently and like in many houses in this region the open space creates an exterior living room.
The succession through the house begins at the glazed translucent north entry wall and into the courtyard between the Main House and Guest House. The two-story entrance provides a framed view through the living room to the ocean beyond, and is transected by a second level glazed bridge and walkway.
On the east side of the entry and walkway are the private living areas. To the west, the public areas open onto the courtyard. The double-height living room links the enclosed spaces with the deck and ocean via a full-height wall of glass and sliding doors. Sunscreens and louvers are integral to the facade providing both transitional space between the house and terrace, and passively shading the glazed surfaces from the sunlight.