STRAND II | Nestled on one of the pristine lots in Dana Point’s The Strand, this home is all about enjoying the coastal California lifestyle. With floating pads leading across a large reflecting pond to the 8’ by 18’ pivot entry door, this home immediately brings on feelings of wonder and awe. The top reflecting pond cascades down into a lower, more private courtyard—housing a single specimen tree. The carved out grotto under the stairs is a destination for an adventure seeker or a place of tranquil reflection. The back of the house adds to the playfulness of the front’s various pieces. Walls, floors, and roof dance near each other but never quite touch, allowing space for clerestories and skylights to bring light into the deeper spaces of the home.