Davisson Residence

Given the opportunity to maximize space on a narrow lot along the San Capistrano shoreline, Lehrer Architects designed a solution that revolves around a grand, curved processional datum wall. This architectural element not only addresses the challenge of minimal side yard setbacks but also enhances the connection to the beach and ocean, framing the public zone as an integral part of the environment while providing degrees of privacy.

“A Slice of Heaven - Despite having to work with a narrow piece of beachfront, architect Michael Lehrer was able to create a roomy house by making the most of natural elements…the sky, sea and sand. Light is the centerpiece.”
– Kathryn Bold | Los Angeles Times
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Capistrano Beach, California
Private Client
371 square meters/3,990 SF on a 8.5m/26’ wide lot
Completed 1994
1997   AIA Orange County Honor Award for Excellence in Design
1998   AIA Los Angeles Award for Excellence in Design
Design Award for Excellence in Design, The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles, 1998
Honor Award for Excellence in Design, The American Institute of Architects Orange County, 1997
Project Team
Landscape Architect
Swimming Pool Engineer
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Project Management
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering