Michael Lee Architects
Curtis Ave Residence Manhattan Beach, CA
2012 Design

This 5,900 SF single family structure sits on a 60 x 160 foot corner lot in the eastern part of Manhattan Beach. The property has distant views of the Hollywood Hills and the San Gabriel Mountains but its primary asset is its size… which allowed for a large back yard and pool. The clients have twin boys under 5 years old with a 7 year old sister, so play space and outdoor living were put at a premium. The clients asked for as large an opening as possible into the back yard, and so a large steel beam spans the 38 foot wide sliding door between the living room, kitchen and the yard.  A fire pit and outdoor kitchen sit under a large overhang forming an outdoor room adjacent to the pool.