Beach House Design in Wood on California Coast

This cool, contemporary California beach house by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects is a striking, stand-out design among the rocks and sand of its beachfront property. Two prominent volumes clad in wood and lined with windows can be seen from a distance, protruding from the structure’s main body, resulting in nooks of wind-sheltered outdoor living spaces with Pacific Ocean views. “This beach house replaces a beloved William Wurster house that burned down on the site”, according to Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects. “The client requested we design the new house to capture the spirit of the original house, while meeting all the current seismic codes and FEMA requirements for houses in high-risk coastal zones, which included raising the floor level of the house.” Interiors are too clad in wood, giving them a warm, relaxed, “beach house” ambience.