Having spent much of his working career in Indonesia, the client desired a tropical Balinese/Hawaiian-style design. The 8,000-sq. ft. oceanfront residence is situated between a large tree on one side and a natural spring-fed pond on the other. A motor court and a 3-car garage buffer the residence from the adjacent highway. A ceremonial entry gate and stepping stone walkway over water transition from the busy outside world to the tranquil residence and ocean beyond.The Project won an AIA Award of Merit in 2003.