This used to be a small cottage and was our office. We designed a three story 3 unit condo's. We got a coastal permit and we sold the cottage with the design. The site had an ocean view from the west side, That is why the windows toward the west are twisted and turned to stay away from the straight west sun-rays during the summer but still enjoy the view. The windows are capturing south sun during the winter as well and with the help from the shades and cross ventilation, the house should enjoy energy efficiency as well as the view.