651 Navy St
Santa Monica, CA
Located on a prime lot in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, this renovation/addition maximizes a compact building footprint with spaces that extend outward and upward. At ground level, steel structures frame completely open living spaces flowing out to a generous raised front deck and a private backyard. Upstairs, the asymmetrically-pitched roof gives rise to dramatic cathedral-like rooms perched high above the street. Large, geometrically-cut apertures open views in every direction. With exquisite architectural detailing, the project transforms a formerly 600-square foot cottage into a thoroughly modern house for beach living.