Davis-Kingsley Residence

Lot size: 2700 sq. ft.
Floor area (including garage): 4500 sq. ft.
Project scope: 4500 sq. ft.
Project status: design development

This Manhattan Beach duplex was designed for a couple wishing to build two units, one on top of the other, each with exactly the same floor area and program. A four car garage, multi-purpose room and subterranean courtyard were also part of the program, to be useable by both tenants. The large floor plates are cantilevered over the courtyard, maximizing lot coverage while maintaining a quality of “lightness” and “openness” that permeates the design. Ocean views from the southwest corner of the top floor are framed by glass walls and an anodized aluminum clad fascia that wraps the balcony.