Removed from standard ocean views and hidden behind a discreet hedge, this Manhattan Beach residence chooses to reveal itself slowly.

Studio Name: Laney LA
Design Team: Tony Schonhardt, Anthony Laney, Max Pittman Area: 6,000 sf
Year: 2021
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Photography Credits: Places Studio

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It is discovered only through intentional approach. Organized around a massive courtyard, the interior floor plan layers indoor and outdoor spaces to accomplish the sensation of being surrounded by nature.

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With views toward downtown Los Angeles, the courtyard bleeds into a hardscape, outdoor room and terminates in an infinity pool.

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The resultant architecture creates its own context and a new type of architecture for its neighborhood.

Laney LA

Laney LA is an award-winning architecture practice recognized for their thoughtful designs across multiple sectors. With projects ranging from private estates to prominent masterplans, Laney LA seeks to create work that speaks powerfully- sparking a dialogue between enduring architecture and its evolving environment.

Based in Los Angeles, Laney LA is a place where diverse minds gather, committed to fostering both a critical discourse and a vibrant culture. With an exceptional roster recruited from around the world, Laney LA has built a team united by a shared conviction – to make an impact through the transformative power of the creative process. From Mexico to New Zealand with specialties in landscape, product design, interiors, and architecture, Laney LA’s team leverages generous collaboration to craft meaningful spatial experiences.

Ultimately, the studio has created a unique architectural process – one rooted in both conceptual rigor and an embrace of the individual dreams of every client.


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