Gerald Horn, F.A.I.A.
Sharon's California House II, 1996
With its commanding choice corner lot in Manhattan Beach's popular Hill Section, this A.I.A. award winning residence has become a local landmark. The artistic architecture is a studied yet warm expression of modernism, and affords a rare and sophisticated backdrop for gracious living at the beach.
Custom steel truss beams vault the open plan interiors, while rhythmically set solid teak wood framed windows warm the space, and frame panoramic ocean vistas. Working in poured concrete, steel and glass, Horn has floated the embracing U-shaped living spaces above the interior courtyard which is walled and sheltered for outdoor privacy and comfort.
While only a few minutes walk to town or the beach, the premier location allows for convenient guest parking, and quiet enjoyment of the Manhattan Beach environment. Residence includes: living room and formal dining room, family room that opens to the private courtyard and direct-entrance 2-car garage.