The owner’s desire to have a new and downsized home that embraces her career as an artist as well as her desire to swim and enjoy an intimate and private central garden space became the guiding principal for this home. The site, with a view down a canyon toward the beach, provides a wonderful vantage as well as a wonderful exposure to the ocean breezes from the west. This is a truly modern home with dramatic geometry and elegant features that are drawn from the modernist aesthetic. The plan includes a fully-equipped studio that shares the view toward the setting and the ocean as well. The large spaces are joined with a view access from the guest quarters at the rear, extending the courtyard with the swimming pool, through the Great Room, and onward to a herb and vegetable garden and the view to the ocean beyond.