The Cabrillo Residence is a single family custom designed home located on a 30’x90’ lot in Venice, CA, just blocks from the beach. At 3,300 square feet, the project explores visual and physical connections between interior program and exterior surroundings through a vertically progressive series of openings. Incorporating low cost, durable materials that relate to the context of the area, the project exploits its small lot and provides maximum livable area with a unique sense of space and identity.
To respond to the varied context of this eclectic ocean-side community, the design is based on a diagram charting the various walking paths to the beach. The diagram turned plan informed a series of window placements that articulate a hierarchy of spaces via borrowed light and punctuate circulation nodes though the house via two staircases required by local code. Low cost painted wood siding arranged in a pixilated pattern weaves in and out of the structure visually tying the home together.