This ocean view home of glass, steel and wood in Manhattan Beach, California encompasses 2,200 sq. ft. of stylish living on its slim, 1,350-sq.-ft. half-lot. The architects at Lean Arch broke away from the norm in this cool, contemporary home design. They describe it as a “counter-attack on the developer-supplied housing stock,” which takes the “bigger is better” approach with single-family residences. Good things come in threes – Kuhlhaus 01 boasts three storeys, three bedrooms and three baths in an innovative open-concept design that really makes the most of its small footprint. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows brighten interiors, enhancing the sense of space while providing breathtaking 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Of course, balconies spanning the front of the house really let the owners experience these amazing panoramas first hand. Inside, cool modern finishes and accents complement the cool concrete, clean white walls and the warm woods dressing the floors and ceilings. Last but not least, what modern California home would be complete without the latest and greatest in eco-friendly technology? This amazing house is equipped with photovoltaic modules that supply 100 per cent of the home’s electricity needs. Lean Arch.