The Peninsula House designed by LeMaster is a 2630 square foot single family residence in Long Beach, CA. Located steps away from the beach, the house is designed to take advantage of views, breezes and natural light.
The main concept for the house hinges on the relationship between three intersecting volumes and a base. The primary volume consists of an exterior cladding system that wraps the south elevation. Two secondary volumes are inserted to focus views and highlight significant programmatic elements. The balcony and family room are combined into a singular volume at the front of the house. The third triple height volume bisects the house and contains the vertical circulation, acting as a light well and thermal chimney. An additional focus was maximizing outdoor living. Both the living and dining rooms can be extended outside through sliding glass doors. The roof deck is comprised of a larger viewing platform and a more intimated covered lounge.
Photography by Geoff Captain Studios