3 BR, 4 BA hillside house within the California coastal zone, including 2 car garage and studio. The home is equipped with passive sustainable devices and features open living area, summer and winter decks, as well as a service dumbwaiter from the garage to the top level; Western exposure, utilizing a truly spectacular ocean view from every room. The home is designed and built to fit the specific lot. The sustainable features create easy and balanced maintenance: the house is well built into the terrain, which conditions the rear part of the space, the stairwell has an operable, humidity-sensing skylight, venting windwards, which naturally drafts the hot air out. Carefully planned cross ventilation with low operable intakes and high discharges aerates the front the of the house, while the built-in exterior wood louvres cast a solid shade summer time and let energy in during the winter.