This oceanfront residence contained a historic home that required preservation while making way for the new residence by the client. The design team devised a strategy to move the existing historic structure and free up space to build a new residence that would connect to the historic one while preserving the mature trees on site. A set of stepped terraces was introduced to transition the landscape to the finished floor of the new house and provide spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. An integrated pool and spa was designed to act as both a recreational device and a water feature that would reflect the surrounding tree canopy. California native plants were used to throughout the site to help restore some of the original ocean front ecology. Theodore Hoerr led the design of this project while at AECOM. Images courtesy of AECOM.