These downtown Huntington Beach homes are driven by a contemporary Zen aesthetic that blends the landscaped exterior spaces with the home’s interior. At the home’s front, a courtyard entrance provides a gentle transition into the home. Expansive bi-fold glass doors pull away at the exterior wall, unifying the interior living space with the outdoors so that it becomes a fluid extension of the indoors. An outdoor fireplace and adjacent landscape of succulents lightly separates the outdoor front patio with the streetscape. The open floor plans spotlights a stunning collection of materials from the polished concrete floors, venetian plaster, thick caesarstone and silestone kitchen slabs, and custom built-in cabinetry with furniture-like detailing. While one of the homes features two-story canted planters that begin at the entry with a composition of angles and forms, the adjacent home is a layering of natural materials that reveal themselves, creating depth and interest to the home’s exterior elevations.

Lown Residence

Huntington Beach, CA