The 33rd Street Residence in Manhattan Beach – a beachfront city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California – is an impressive contemporary home overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful coastline. Designed by the team at Californian studio Rockefeller Partners Architects, the house consists of a carefully studied floor plan enhanced by the smart and elegant display of building materials. The 4,500 square foot modern residential building features a bright and fresh collection of beautifully designed spaces spread over three levels.

Except for the fact that the limited lot offered too little space for the owner’s garden, the narrow 30 x 90 foot envelope was used to its full potential by the architects when designing the floor plan. This stretching of the width, height and depth allows the inhabitant to live a comfortable, relaxed lifestyle and benefit from exceptional views of the Ocean. The ground floor was separated into the children’s room and the parent’s bedroom and bath, with a Zen garden in-between, designed to occupy the center of the space and make up for the lack of outside garden space.