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*all rights reserved Dean Nota FAIA, architect*

Location:  820 The Strand Hermosa Beach, California, United States of America 90254.

Client:  withheld

Site Area: .8 acres / 0.32 hectares Size: 11,050 gross sq ft / 1,026.57 gross sq m

Program:  The site is a thirty by eighty foot slice of ocean front sand located in Hermosa Beach, a one mile square, California seaside city, at the western edge of metropolitan Los Angeles. The long axis of the site is bounded by adjacent residential structures on the north and south. A pedestrian path known as The Strand borders the beach to the west and a street provides automobile access from the east. The dominant physical characteristic of the site is the view of the beach and the Pacific Ocean. This site resides at an urban edge in transition, where a dense fabric of older, unremarkable structures must coexist with larger more contemporary dwellings

Design: 2012, Construction: 2012-2013

Type: residential modern

Project Team

Architect: Dean Nota, FAIA, bryAn winters

General Contractor: Andy Maddens, General Contractor

Structural/MEP Engineer: Paul Christensen, C.E., S.E.

Soils Engineer: Jonathan Miller, CEG Bay Cities Geology

Green Roof: Justin Ewart/AAWRP

Photography: Erhard Pfeiffer