In a state where modernist architecture tours are a popular pastime for visiting design fans, it’s apt that California still has architectural practices looking to the past to inspire the homes of the future, witnessed in the new work of company Surfside Projects and architect Lloyd Russell. Named The Avocado Acres House, the newly built private residence in Encinitas in the north of San Diego mixes contemporary concerns of environmental impact and sustainability with the design chops of the modernist movement, creating a structure with sloping angles and sweeping lines that connect it to its habitat.

Featuring natural wood, bare concrete walls and large swathes of glass, the home is constructed from three main pavilions connected to create an abundance of space across the single-level residence. No glorified pastiche, this carefully imagined homage to the modernist designs of the mid-twentieth century is right where it belongs.

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