Located between the Pacific Coast Highway and the secluded Carbon Beach, this modestly scaled house has a shingled facade in common with many traditional American coastal homes. The interior reveals a strong Japanese influence. Sliding pocket doors divide each room of the house, the floors of which are lined in planks of American white oak in staggered widths. In the bathrooms, soaking tubs of Port Orford cedar rest in niches clad in limestone to achieve a consistently warm material palette. Douglas fir ceilings and limestone walls are wire-brushed to give every surface a tactile quality. Simplicity and symmetry characterize the interior spaces and the axes that connect them. The most compelling feature of the design is the unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean achieved when sliding doors on the southern facade of both the living room and master bedroom recede into the walls, framing the horizon of sea and sky.