Overlooking Coast Highway and Newport harbor beyond, this small house on Kings Road sits low and sheltered from the street while embracing views of the bay and Pacific horizon. A quiet retreat for an empty-nest couple seeking a more essential lifestyle, this home offers everything they need in a compact but well-articulated architectural experience.
Essential and reductive, this house is a composition for modern living where the primary building materials of concrete, wood, steel and light resonate throughout in measured proportion. At once both solid and transparent, the home is outwardly quiet, while offering innovative spatial relationships that create varied living experiences inside.
An undulating roof that optimizes the allowable heights above grade defines the primary living spaces and master bedroom suite upstairs where the couple spends most of their time. A generous skylight above the stairs and a glass entry bridge that crosses a central void help illuminate the lower floor bedrooms, gym, and office.
Orienting the home on the lot was influenced by the steep topography, a restrictive height limit, and an easement that bisected the lot limiting the home’s potential depth. The resulting compact footprint makes the most of the limited development area and invites opportunities for rooms to borrow space from each other, lending an air of spaciousness to the otherwise compact design.
Tailored to serve the next chapter of their lives while also providing enough space for the entire family to visit, House on Kings Road offers these homeowners a perfect place to spend their golden years watching golden sunsets over the harbor.
Material Used :
1. Fleetwood – Aluminum windows and doors
2. Sub-Zero - appliances
3. Bedrosians – wall tile and flooring