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Luxury Rockledge beach home by Horst Architects & Aria Design

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Laguna Beach-based architectural practice Horst Architects and Aria Design have designed the Rockledge project. Completed in 2013, the luxury beach home is located in Laguna Beach, California, US.

Perched atop the vertical face of a rocky, coastal promontory, this luxury home responds directly to the owner’s brief for a relaxed family beach house where they could engage family and friends, while also enjoying the gobsmacking views and landscape.

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According to the architects: “The mild coastal climate has created the opportunity for the seamless integration of interior and exterior spaces into one.

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“The interior design solution consists of a main residence and a detached guest house organised around a series of connected courtyards. Native, drought tolerant vegetation forms the connective tissue of the various exterior spaces. Sliding, concealed pocket doors and the continuity of materials both inside and out, help to dissolve the boundary between interior and exterior space. Materiality and formal choices were informed by a desire to root the structure into the site. Indoor and outdoor living is orchestrated by balancing views with privacy, communal space with intimacy.”

Images courtesy of John Ellis & Toby Ponnay

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 27, 2014 | Property | View comments

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