Ribbons of modulated stone extend from the façade of the residence toward the city sidewalk, departing from the typical front lawn of Coronado Island homes.

The residence is located on a narrow parcel on Coronado Island in San Diego, California, where stone ribbons accent the front yard, with and without planting, to create a textured front yard and entry into the home. Inside, glass sliders open the living space into the central courtyard where a guest house and an acrylic pool define the boundaries. A monolithic basalt bench intersects the courtyard creating two distinct spaces, one for entertaining and the other for play space for the kids, shaded by melaleuca trees. A bamboo grove at the rear of the property provides screening for the roof deck above while the yellow-green stalks create a sculptural effect against the ebony-stained fence below.


Estudio Frisch


Hill Construction Co.


Millicent Harvey


Coronado, California

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