Rawlins House

Built on a narrow strip of land facing the ocean, the most recognizable feature of the building is the patio and balcony on the backside/ocean-front of the home. From this vantage point, the house appears like a boat. A sweeping, rounded metal balcony juts toward the ocean, and provides shade for the patio below. A barrel roofline also extends toward the ocean from the middle, just above a glass wall that provides the master bedroom with exquisite waterfront views. The interior of the building is almost exclusively built of wood, with only molded concrete posts to support the barrel roof. (2017)

Architect: John Lautner

Built: 1974

Style: Post-Modern

Type: Residential

Address: 804 S Bay Front

City: Newport Beach


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