John Street

Located on a hilltop in coastal Manhattan Beach, this Spanish Revival estate synthesizes a rich Southern California architectural legacy with a contemporary lifestyle. Our approach was clear and simple: envision an estate that was honest to its context, embodies the heart of an immediate family, and becomes a home for extended family members and friends alike.

Emerald Bay

Cascading gently down the hillside to the beach below, this home takes its inspiration from the coastal regions along both the Mediterranean and the Mexican Riviera.

The Strand

Traditional beach cottages and modern conceptions about the relationship between indoors and outdoors influenced the direction of the design. Although the language of architecture is firmly rooted in traditions of coastal estates of New England, there was an intentional break from the past when it came to the more contemporary plan layout and use of space.

California Coastal Estate

When we first visited our client's property, a gently rolling, eight-acre parcel in a coastal region of Northern California, we were inspired by its pastoral beauty. Dotted with stately oaks, and nestled against a backdrop of verdant mountainside, the site and the locale reminded us of the hills of rural Tuscany.


About Us

Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.

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Our Thinking

An Interview With Million Dollar Decorating

Erik Evens was recently interviewed by James Swan on his popular podcast Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to or download the interview transcript here.

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