Howard Laks Architects

301 Ocean Ave

Santa Monica, California

301 Ocean is a new twenty-unit condominium complex that is situated within three separate buildings and oriented around a central garden courtyard. The project is designed as a contemporary interpretation of Spanish Revival Architecture featuring white washed plaster, board-form concrete, cast stone columns and clay tile roofs. A carefully planned palette of period and contemporary elements using reclaimed and restored steel, wood, and salvaged building products combined with original works is incorporated into the design. Extensive landscaping throughout the interior courtyards and along the perimeter of the site adds interest to the various project perspectives, enhances the building massing and maximizes views to Palisades Park and the Pacific Coast.