This 4,700 square foot Tuscan style single family residence sits atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in southern California. The home is designed above a subterranean garage to elevate the living spaces to maximize the 180 degree ocean view. Multiple decks and balconies are used to allow the home owner to take advantage of these views. Styled after an Italian farmhouse, the building wraps around an interior courtyard. All rooms spill out onto this courtyard allowing for an abundance of natural light and ventilation. The courtyard houses outdoor dining and a spa that encourages family gatherings. The spa is privately located so occupants can view breaking waves. The home’s floor plan is designed with an open plan layout. The floor plan layout blends modem living with an Italian aesthetic. Large operable doors and windows were placed throughout the home to allow the cool ocean breeze and natural light to filter through the residence. Iron work and finish carpentry were all customized to match the skill of Italian craftsmen. Reclaimed stone and tile were purchased from Italy and intricately laid into patterns that one would find in Europe. The crafted finished, natural materials and traditional proportions create a modern Italian villa in coastal California.