Exclusive Interview with Richard Landry
Video of Ocean Home's interview with legendary architect Richard Landry at his Malibu beach house.
Photo courtesy of Landry Design Group
Richard Landry has designed ocean homes for some of the most famous and powerful people in the world. But as you can see in this exclusive video we shot during a recent visit to Southern California, when it came to designing his own home, his goals were simple. He sought to showcase his impressive art collection, and most importantly, he wanted to maximize the dramatic water views.
“With the ocean at my feet, I didn’t want to compete with the incredible setting,” he says. “I love the view, I love the ocean, and I like to look out and see something special. Wherever I am in the house, I want to see the ocean.”
He achieved this goal by “stripping everything down to the studs,” he says. He reconfigured the layout, opened up the floor plan, added an outdoor terrace, and installed lots of glass. And though the home is narrow – just 24 feet wide on a 30-foot lot – it has a relaxed and spacious feel due to his strategic use of color and light.
We also visited Landry to interview him for the large feature that anchors our Top 50 Coastal Architects issue. Learn more about Landry and all the other Top 50 Architects here.