Two story 7,500 square feet custom residence located on the coastline of Dana Point. Retaining walls were used on the perimeter to allow the residence to be recessed into the hillside. Maximizing the square footage, building within the height limits and maximizing the ocean view created many challenges and intricate detailing. Manufactured steel shear walls were used to fit within the architecture to maintain the open views. A conventional ribbed foundation was used due to the effects of expansive soils.