Coronado, CA

The Olive residence is situated on an unusual triangular shaped parcel bound by streets on two sides, breaking from the traditional grid of the surrounding community. While the triangular lot presents a challenging design parameter, it also affords the home expansive street frontage and extensive sunlight potential, both valuable commodities in the dense context of Coronado. The home takes inspiration, both aesthetic and design, from the courtyard-centric homes of 16th century colonial Mexican cities. Similar to the architecture of this era, the Olive residence incorporates both a central and side courtyard, which the home embraces through abundant doors and windows, creating a constant interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces.