SIZE: 5,200 SQ FT
LOCATION: PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
PROJECT TEAM: COLBY MAYES, TREVOR KIDD, BRONSON HAFFNER, JUNSUKE SATO
COLLABORATORS: MORPHEUS DESIGN (DEVELOPER/INTERIOR DESIGN/LANDSCAPE DESIGN), BRICY COMPANY INC. (STRUCTURAL), CENTERGEO (GEOLOGIST), AG&B CONSTRUCTION (GENERAL CONTRACTOR), SEABOARD ENGINEERING (CIVIL)
Architecture should always be in dialogue with its surroundings. The landscape of Pacific Palisades, and the ocean view it afford were foremost in the design of the Bellino Residence. Like most developed areas in close proximity to the ocean, space is limited and properties are valued at a premium. Therefore, it was equally important to maximize square footage. Due to building height restrictions, proposing a second story from the existing grade level was not an option. Our solution was to create a first level carved out of grade and a second floor floating above to meet height requirements. The second story and roof deck maximizes square footage while providing expansive views of the ocean and surrounding mountains.