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  5. Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
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  7. Blue Sail / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architect

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Blue Sail / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architect

  • 11:00 - 5 December, 2017
Blue Sail / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architect
Blue Sail /  Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architect, © Chang Kim
© Chang Kim

© Chang Kim © Chang Kim © Chang Kim © Chang Kim + 13

  • Landscape Architect

    Terremoto
  • Contractor

    Shramek Construction
  • Structural Engineer

    DHL & Associates
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Chang Kim
© Chang Kim

Text description provided by the architects. Situated on a sloping hillside with ocean views in a typical residential neighborhood, this project was an extensive renovation of an uninspired house that failed to take advantage of the obvious assets of the property: the views. Although no square footage was added, the interior spaces were completely reorganized, taking down interior walls and reorienting living spaces to open up to the incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Living, dining, study and kitchen were combined into one common space that is framed by a 9’6” high and 40’ wide opening that pockets away completely, revealing uninterrupted views of the ocean. The master bedroom was also redesigned as a single set of flowing spaces. Bedroom, bath and closet have no doors separating them and of course are open to the ocean view. The simple material palette of concrete floors, stucco exterior, Rhinezink panels and walnut cabinets was another strategy to keep the architecture focused on the site and place.

© Chang Kim
© Chang Kim
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Chang Kim
© Chang Kim

The entry sequence was designed to create privacy from the street: a mature olive tree sits in the entry courtyard behind a board-formed concrete wall, providing glimpses of the Ocean beyond while entering the house.

© Chang Kim
© Chang Kim

The owner is a single professional with grown children. She volunteers her services at a clinic operating out of Loyola Law School that works to seek justice for those that are wrongly incarcerated. The house is meant to create a sense of respite from her volunteer work. Now that she has moved in, the house is a constant center of activity, where she enjoys hosting her family and friends.

© Chang Kim
© Chang Kim

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Cite: "Blue Sail / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architect" 05 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/884362/blue-sail-ehrlich-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884