This Modern Family Home Keeps A Low Profile In The Hills Of Los Angeles

Designed for a couple and their two sons, this home in Laguna Beach, California, makes the most of the beautiful weather by having most spaces open up to the backyard and swimming pool.

Photography by Miranda Brackett

 

Designed for a couple and their two sons, this home in Laguna Beach, California, makes the most of the beautiful weather by having most spaces open up to the backyard and swimming pool.

 

This Laguna Beach House has a landscaped front entrance, with great curb appeal and a path to guide you to the front door.

Photography by Roger Davies

Designed by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, the home has a restrictive 11-foot height limit imposed by the homeowner’s association, so their solution was to create a series of horizontally expansive spaces underneath a floating horizontal plane supported on stone masses, wood walls and slender steel columns.


Designed for a couple and their two sons, this home in Laguna Beach, California, makes the most of the beautiful weather by having most spaces open up to the backyard and swimming pool.

Top photo by Roger Davies, middle photo by Nico Marques, bottom photo by Roger Davies.

Oversized sliding glass doors open throughout the house to create indoor/outdoor living spaces. In the photo below, the master suite is high enough to have a view over the swimming pool and of the ocean.


This master suite surrounded by glass is high enough to have a view over the swimming pool and of the ocean.

Top photo by Miranda Brackett, bottom photo by Nico Marques

A home office, guest, and children’s bedrooms open onto the protected central courtyard which features an outdoor kitchen, dining area and Koi pond.


A home office, guest and children’s bedrooms open onto the protected central courtyard which features an outdoor kitchen, dining area and koi pond.

Photography by Miranda Brackett

The backyard with swimming pool has a couple of small grassy areas, lots of room for relaxing in the sun and an outdoor lounge area with fireplace.


The backyard with swimming pool has a couple of small grassy areas, lots of room for relaxing in the sun and an outdoor lounge area with fireplace.

Photography by Miranda Brackett

The living room has a splash of color with the lime green sofa, and it opens up for a view of the swimming pool.


This comfortable living room has a splash of color with the lime green sofa, and it opens up for a view of the swimming pool.

Photography by Miranda Brackett

Here you can see how open the second living area and the dining area are to the outdoor spaces on both sides.


The living and dining area in this home are open to the outdoor spaces on both sides.

Top and middle photo by Miranda Brackett, bottom photo by Nico Marques.

In the kitchen, the upper white cabinets match the island, with all of the other cabinets made from wood.


In the kitchen, the upper white cabinets match the island, with all of the other cabinets made from wood.

Photography by Miranda Brackett

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