The property was purchased for the outstanding and unobstructed views of the ocean. After purchase the owner realized that the structure was an assembly of additions, was structurally unsound and was rotten throughout the first floor. The City’s new zoning rules, for new construction, increased the set back from the road which would have reduced the ocean view. Therefore, the owners decided to keep as much as possible of the original building to avoid relocating on the site. The entire first floor structure above the foundation was removed and replaced. A steel moment frame was installed on the view side of the house to maximize window area. A new second floor study area and deck over a colonnaded vehicular entry to the site was added to the northwest corner of the residence. A 1,580 S.F. two story bedroom and kitchen addition was added to the east side of the house.