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    The Modern Ranch :: Altamira Residence :: Palos Verdes

    L.A. architectural firm Marmol Radziner designed the Altamira Residence in Palos Verdes, California.

    Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the home occupies a 20-acre site along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The project is a 15,500 square foot complex with a main residence, study, guesthouse, and garage.

    The design was inspired by the natural topography of the site and the client’s interest in geology. Responding to the untouched feel of the land and the geography in the area, the home’s floor levels cut into the terrain, making the structures appear to be emerging from the earth. The house captures a series of views that encourage the journey through the site - Marmol Radzner

    Altamira Ranch represents the manifestation of the dreams and visions for generations of one California family.  Occupying 20-acres along the rugged coastline of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the undeveloped site held memories of childhood camping trips, family picnics, and romantic sunsets between husband and wife.  Because of this sense of place, the clients wanted to maintain the “untouched” feel of the land as much as possible in the design of their 15,500 square foot family complex and to connect it to the surrounding landscape both physically and visually.

    Designed by Marmol Radziner

    Where: Palos Verdes, California, US.


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