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McElroy Residence by Ehrlich Architects

By • Jan 20, 2015 •  Selected Work 

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McElroy Residence is a private home located in Laguna Beach, California, USA.

it was designed in 2014 by Ehrlich Architects and measures 7,500 square feet.

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McElroy Residence by Ehrlich Architects:

“Designed for a couple and their two sons, this 7,800-square-foot house is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in a private community with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. One enters the compound along a fifty-foot long teak clad wall. Once inside, the house opens up to take advantage of the ocean views and the Southern California climate. The challenge was to provide gracious and open living spaces despite a restrictive eleven-foot height limit imposed by the homeowners association.

The solution was to create a series of horizontally expansive spaces underneath a floating horizontal plane supported on stone masses, wood walls and slender steel columns. Oversized sliding glass doors can pocket completely away to literally dissolve the physical boundaries between the interior and the exterior, creating an uninterrupted flow from the rear courtyard to the main living space to the pool area, all against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

Guest and children’s bedrooms open onto the protected courtyard in the rear while the master suite commands a layered view over the swimming pool and of the ocean. The master bath opens onto its own private meditative garden nestled in between the house and the topography behind.

The extension of the stone floor to the outside along with a composition of teak, concrete and landscaped areas provide a variety of outdoor entertaining and living areas in which to enjoy the Southern California climate.

The garage, health room, storage and service areas are all located in the basement which frees up the entire ground plane for living.”

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Site Plan

Photos by: Miranda Brackett & Roger Davies

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3 Comments to McElroy Residence by Ehrlich Architects

  1. John F Hinson says:

    I love this design it is exactly what i want ! I live on the east coast in n.j. and i love this complete dedication to a beautiful concept i really love i hope that you can add a (2) or (3) car garage.

    • Lamonte says:

      John – take a close look at the floor plans. There is a 4 car garage on the lower level. Were you hoping for more?

  2. Rosana says:

    Congratulations for this desing, is so so beautiful!!!!!!!!. I want to send me more photos of the interior spaces

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