Zebala⁄ Mathias Residence
Santa Monica, California
This five bedroom, radiant floor–heated (with future solar panels) house in Santa Monica, features a large kitchen–dining area which fully opens to an outdoor terrace, as well as a spacious basement for storage and indoor recreation. A generous second floor deck provides direct outdoor access to three bedrooms, and is partially covered by a dramatic cantilevered roof for southern solar protection. The extensive built–in wood cabinetry and wall paneling are meticulously integrated with the design and functions of the house. Although designed as a simple exterior form enclosing a straightforward series of rooms, the residence is filled with highly customized spaces and details. Most importantly, the home’s interiors maximize all usable exterior space, providing the owners with a truly indoor–outdoor lifestyle – ideal for Santa Monica’s temperate climate.