AKA: Lawrence/Harris House, Hermosa Beach, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Daly Genik, Incorporated, Architects (firm); Morphosis Architects, Incorporated (firm); Kevin Daly (architect); Christopher Genik (architect); Thomas M. Mayne (architect); Michael Rotondi (architect)

Dates: constructed 1983-1984

4 stories, total floor area: 4,000 sq. ft.

3407 Palm Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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This unusual four level residence used its unusual height to stretch above other buildings yielding prime ocean and coastal views. A rounded, three-story atrium confronts visitors on entering the residence; an elevator and two stairways provide vertical circulation. The Lawrence House contained three bedrooms, family room, living room, dining room, and a wine cellar. The residence was featured in Architectural Digest ("Editors' Selection," 10/2010) and the New York Times in 2010.

Alterations were made by Daly Genik, Incorporated, Architects, c. 2004.

PCAD id: 19244