The clients divide their time between California and New York City. For their summer home they preferred a more modern stucco house to a traditional shingled one, so we suggested the Hollywood Regency style. Two precedents came to mind: the 1930s Coral Casino Club in Santa Barbara and a deco-style house by John Staub in Houston. These precedents were a source for many features of this home, including the long terraces with their slender posts, the expansive loggia with its outdoor living areas, and the oversize French doors and casement windows. The octagonal central tower recalls the lighthouse-like gestures of the Coral Casino.