Describe the featured project. 

With sweeping ocean views, this home was designed as a reverse floor plan with the kitchen and main living spaces on the top floor. There are no partition walls dividing up the third floor, which allows the eye to travel across the entire level and out to the views. The three-story floating staircase cuts through the center glass spine of the home, incorporating full-height glass that turns into a large skylight on the top floor—flooding the home with natural light. At grade level, the experience of indoor-outdoor living is maximized with a large glass door system that opens to the covered seating space with an outdoor built-in kitchen, bar, fireplace and TV. On the backside of the fireplace is a pool with a hydraulic system that allows the floor of the pool to raise and be flush with the surrounding walking area when the need for more patio is desired. The calming color palette used throughout the home by C.C. and Company creates a tranquil living experience and blends seamlessly with the architecture and exterior material palette. 

What would you like our readers to know about your business?

We have been based in the South Bay for over 30 years with hundreds of homes designed and built. Each project is unique in terms of client needs, views and location. We enjoy a collaborative design process with the client and ensure each project is unique, functional and captures our clients’ desires and dreams. We use sophisticated computer-aided software that allows clients to visualize their project in its entirety prior to the start of construction. This has greatly reduced changes in the field, has helped save time and money, and allows clients to fully understand the project during the design phase. We are able to show the fine details of the project down to the types of plants, furniture and finishes.  

Speak about sustainability in your line of work.

Sustainable design has always been very important to our firm. Many of the staff are LEED-accredited, and we have completed several projects that are LEED-certified. Regardless if projects are certified or not, we strive to use the latest technologies and design practices to create sustainable buildings, as part of our firm’s design philosophy.

Where do you work?

Even though we are based in the South Bay, we have employees and projects across the country, including current projects in Arizona, Kauai, Colorado, Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Texas and throughout California. Being licensed in many states in the U.S. has allowed us to branch out and design some very exciting and innovative projects. We enjoy the process of designing homes in different climates, terrains, locations and varying architectural styles.

Project photographed by Geoff Captain Studios & Duke Dunham Photography; Team shot by Siri Berting