This guest house structure is part a two-phase project on an oceanfront site. Located on the street side of the property, the apartment sets the tone for changes to take place on the main residence. The existing main house was originally conceived in the 1970s, with a later addition in the 1980s. The guest house itself is a simple two-story structure with shifted volumes; the upstairs apartment consists of two bedrooms, two baths, and a kitchen/sitting room. The apartment is accessed through the exterior slot between the garage and the storage laundry functions below. Entirely clad in fiber cement panels and glazing, the structure orients itself toward the west and the main house, pool, garden, and ocean. The side facing the driveway limits openings to provide privacy for the guests. Designed as a rainscreen clad structure, the intent is for the house to breathe better while offering long term protection from the elements. Solar protection was taken into account, with the use of overhangs, to block the rays in the summer.
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