L to R above: Top: Paige Rubenstein, Ryan Schlee, Raul Valles, Christian Salceda Bottom: Wylber Gomez, Alan Laidlaw, Freddy Contreras
Describe the featured project.
A collaboration between Silicon Bay and Laney LA architects, this 3,750-square-foot residence was featured as a Los Angeles Times “Home of the Week.” Spanning three stories on The Strand in Hermosa Beach, it includes a beach room with a 12-foot quartzite bar, a sunken courtyard six feet from the sand, and a penthouse owner’s suite with a mini bar. Filled with warm woods and walls of glass, every single space takes in ocean views.
Tell us about your business.
Silicon Bay is a full-service general contractor specializing in high-end luxury homes in the South Bay. Our team has been working together for more than a decade. and collectively we have 60+ years of experience in building and development. Our main focus is to create a relationship and memorable experience for the homeowners. First we build trust, then we build your home. We pride ourselves on our ability to work as a fluid team with architects and designers. The Silicon Bay team understands what it means to build a dream home, and we honor the communication and collaboration that goes into it.
What have been your proudest moments during the recent crisis?
We feel very fortunate to have a business that was able to survive during these testing times and are proud to have been able to bring on people who lost their jobs in other service industries.
What are some of the most interesting requests you’ve received from clients over the years?
Our focus is to create the best home we can for our clients and for the architects, designers and everyone else involved. We spend as much time as is needed to help develop and implement every need and wish. Many times that includes mockups and several iterations to get to the best final solution. For example, we poured several samples of board-formed concrete to get the scalloping details just right for one client. For another, we built a hot tub out of wood in our parking lot so they could see the size, know exactly where the water will hit their shoulders when they are seated in it, and customize the placement of the jets before we had the final metal one made.
What is on your bucket list this year?
We were recently involved in a project in Los Cabo, Mexico. While we enjoy being close to our South Bay projects and having the ability to check on them daily, we are open to working on more projects in other cities in the future!
Photographed by Jess Isaac | @jess_isaac