When architect Richard Bubnowski met the couple who owned this property, he asked how they had found him. "The wife pulled out a 3-year-old magazine clipping of my own personal surf shed," he explains. Because the father and son were surfers, he'd already earned some points with them before they ever met.
This is the side of the house as seen from the entry court. "The house tiers up and away from you; so from here it looks deceptively like a little one-story cottage," Bubnowski says. The first room you enter has a large surfboard closet, which sets the tone for the home. The plan moves from public to private; the last tier one would reach from here is the master suite upstairs.