Palos Verdes, California

As long-time residents of the Palos Verdes peninsula, the owners of the Paseo La Cresta Residence had yearned for a home that took full advantage of their property's impressive ocean views. Perched high on a bluff, the existing 1980s Spanish-styled house had a desirable traditional courtyard layout, but the rooms were dark, uninviting, and closed off from the view. Eager to make their dream a reality, the owners challenged the design team to transform the residence into a bright and airy contemporary home, one perfect for hosting groups big and small.

Well-framed views of the ocean are now framed are now set against a palette of white and charcoal plaster, warm mahogany, Basalt tile, and a slate roof. The central courtyard was enhanced by a new koi pond, teak bridge, and metal trellis that run along the main entry sequence from the motor court. Inside, a new plaster and glass volume showcases the owners' substantial wine collection. The exterior walls on either side, of the central great room and the other framing a stunning ocean view, are now almost entirely made of glass. Brimming with natural light, the residence is now an elegant retreat with its unparalleled ocean view front and center.

Lead by EFG Team Members