Moana / Fuse Architecture

© Wayne Capelli of Interface

This 4 bedroom 3.5-bathroom unique beach home is the product of the client’s desires to reflect the personal lifestyles of their family. This property is located on a highly popular surf spot in , CA, which is perfect for this active, surfing family of six. The design is perfectly suited to fuse together the distinctiveness of a modern home with the active beach vibe that encompasses the family.

Architect: Fuse Architecture
Location: Santa Cruz, , USA
Engineer: George Reynolds
Landscape Architect: Fuse Architecture
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Wayne Capelli of Interface

© Wayne Capelli of Interface

The clients and friends of Fuse Architects decided that they wanted to act as the general contractors and build the home as a husband/wife duo with the advice and guidance of Fuse Architects and other subcontractors. The clients never having built anything before, did a great job in helping this vision come to life. Some unique features of this home include a dropped ceiling above the kitchen. This area acts as a family/kids loft, and adds a one of a kind touch to this home. The outside area of this home has a beautiful outdoor shower area for after a long day of family surfing. The stunning views from the balcony and kitchen area bring the beauty of the Santa Cruz beaches into this gorgeous modern home. All of the materials came together flawlessly to create a warm yet modern feeling home.

© Wayne Capelli of Interface
© Wayne Capelli of Interface
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