Ultra Minimal White Beach House

Ultra Modern Minimal White Beach House by Richard Meier and Michael Palladino.

Modernist garden facing the beach and the ocean.

All-glass walls give unobstructed views of the ocean.

Modernist Alexander Calder mobile hovers in the living room.

Minimal modern bedroom with Vico Magistretti's Atollo Lamps (available from nova68.com)

Office space.

Living room, notice the ocean in the background.

Wide open architecture creates a spacious feel.

White, white, white!


White is the most wonderful color because within it you can see all the colors of the rainbow.  The whiteness of white is never just white; it is almost always transformed by light and that which is changing; the sky, the clouds, the sun and the moon - Richard Meier

With the above quote we bring you one of the most amazing icons of modern architecture: Richard Meier's ultra modern minimalist white beach house.  This modern house is truly unbelievable and super detailed; guaranteed to make any modernist drool.

An ultra modern luxury design by architect Richard Meier and his partner Michael Palladino, this minimal modern Southern California beach house is the epitome of cool. Fronting the Pacific Ocean to the south, a courtyard to the west and the Pacific Coast Highway to the north, this 4280 square feet beach house follows in the tradition of SoCal’s courtyard houses that open to the outdoors.

This light and airy modern design welcomes residents and guests into a two-story glass-enclosed entry, leading into the garden, main oceanfront house and guest house. The two-story foyer is bisected by a glass bridge and walkway, with the home living areas on either side. A modern, open-to-above living room opens to the deck overlooking the ocean. Floor-two-ceiling glass is shaded with sunscreens and louvers, providing privacy while maintaining a sense of openness to the outdoors.

"The beams at the roof, located above the horizontal framing, express the structural rhythm and layering of components," explains the architect. "This cadence is repeated with the joinery of the painted aluminum exterior wall panels and modular windows. The mass of the exterior plaster walls are juxtaposed to the transparent glazed facades, creating a mosaic of layered materials". 

Richard Meier