oceanside beach house

In order to construct this contemporary beach house, the family demolished their salt air eroded redwood clad home which was beyond repair. A summer camp on the beach, this unique home, communally shared by multiple families, sits on the beach in Oceanside. This contemporary vacation home’s program led to unique solutions with detached bedrooms that were separated by outdoor decks from the main living spaces and a transformable structure which unfolds to reveal indoor/outdoor rooms on multiple levels: active spaces for the children, private suites for the parents, as well as family style dining and kitchen spaces. The home removes the physical barriers to the beach through the multi-leveled series of terraces, decks, and patios that connect the interior spaces with the beachfront environment, providing ocean views from every room in the house and allowing one to reconnect to each other and our coastal environment. It is a home designed for wellness! The close proximity of homes along the beach prompted a design that would provide sunset views and views up and down the coast while maximizing family privacy. At the same time, the house is transparent from the easterly bluff allowing a neighborhood connection to the water along a street where almost every home does exactly the opposite.

The structure primarily consists of cast-in-place concrete walls used to retain the bluff behind and weather the harsh elements which caused the ultimate demise of the previous structure.