This project sits at the northern edge of Monterey Bay overlooking an iconic surf break.

The house, by Feldman Architecture, unfolds across the compact site as layers of indoor and outdoor spaces, culminating in a dramatic ocean view. The hardscape spaces are carefully composed and enveloped in a fabric of coastal planting. Succulents and poppies intermingle with the silvery greens of ground-covering manzanita while cape rush sways in the ocean breeze.

The landscape is comfortable and sheltered, yet still opens itself to the essential qualities of the California coastline. Most importantly, it serves as a humble framework from which the family can enjoy time spent surfing, cooking, or in conversation around a fire.

This project was the recipient of a 2024 Northern California ASLA Merit Award.