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Shaffer Beach House

Dezeen Debate newsletter features a "gorgeous" 1960s pyramidal home

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Debate newsletter features Fuse Architects' renovation of a 1960s beach house in California. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

The renovations to the 1968 home, originally designed by architect George Cody, included adding cedar cladding, raising the roofline to expand windows and brightening the interiors.

The three-bedroom weekend home – located in a resort community that lies just south of Santa Cruz in California – was designed for a Silicon Valley couple and their three children.

When renovating, the architects stayed true to the original footprint of the home but worked closely with the client to incorporate their vision. Readers appreciated that "the targeted interventions seemed to minimise change and maximise impact."

"Gorgeous. I can't seem to find anything to improve on", wrote one commenter.

The cypher was designed by the College of Arms
The cypher for the new King was designed by the College of Arms

Other stories in this week's newsletter include King Charles III's new royal monogram, the world's largest inflatable by Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck and a sculptural art installation on a former North Sea offshore gas platform in Weston-super-Mare.

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