Perched atop the vertical face of a rocky, coastal promontory, this residence responds directly to the owner's desire for a relaxed family beach house where they could engage family and friends while enjoying the views and natural surroundings of the site. The mild coastal climate also created the opportunity to seamlessly integrate interior and exterior space. The design solution consists of a main residence and a detached guest house organized around a series of connected courtyards. Native, drought-tolerant vegetation forms the connective tissue of the various exterior spaces. Sliding, concealed pocket doors and a continuity of materials help to dissolve the boundary between interior and exterior space. Materiality and formal choices were informed by a desire to root the structure into the site. Indoor and outdoor living is orchestrated by balancing views with privacy and communal space with intimacy. Rockledge is a place of meditation where one can contemplate the ocean and sky.