Perched on a spectacular bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Cruz Beach House is a deliberately low-key weekend retreat. Its quiet exterior palette and native plantings help it nestle into the coastline while expansive doors provide easy flow through the house from a protected courtyard to the coast. Inside exposed rafters and a palette of whites, blues, and natural materials connect the house with its coastal setting. Ample storage for surfboards allows the family easy use of nearby beaches.
Architecture: Walker Warner Architects
Principal: Kathy Scott
Architectural Staff: Chris Wagner
Interiors: de la Cruz Interior Design
Landscape: Boxleaf Design
Builder: NorthWall Builders
Photography: Matthew Millman