The Blue Sail Residence was an extensive renovation completed for a single owner.
The layout was re-planned and the house was opened up to take advantage of the incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.
The square footage of the house stayed the same, but public spaces such as the 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 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.
The entry sequence was designed to create privacy: a mature olive tree sits in the entry courtyard, providing small glimpses of the Ocean beyond while entering the house.
Pacific Palisades, CA
Mark Shramek + Barranca Landscape - Landscape
2018Los Angeles Business Council Architecture Awards