A winding steel and Cor-Ten staircase winds its way up to a second-floor balcony. The curved wall around the firepit is made of rusted Cor-Ten, as is the firepit itself. Yates used full range bluestone for the terrace and for the fire-pit cap. The wood boardwalks — another beach-inspired element — are made out of Ipe, a sustainable wood. "This was a rare client in that he asked the design team to take chances, think boldly, and bring him a creative and edgy design that would still fit into the fabric of a somewhat sleepy seaside surfing community," says Yates.