When faced with the difficult choice of either razing and rebuilding their run-down beach house or spending far more than
the oceanview property’s value on renovation costs, Dewanna and Mark Sharp took the eco-building high road: recycling more
than 90 percent of the structure into an energy-efficient new home for their family.
This pair of self-professed beach bums love Southern California for its abundant coast and year-round sunshine. When the opportunity arose to build here, the couple enlisted design/build firm owner Gary Lane to create a house that fit the neighborhood and made the most of the area’s temperate climate and the lot’s Pacific view.