Redondo Beach, CA
Miles Pritzkat & Keith Johnson, architects and principals
Founded by architects and owners Miles Pritzkat and Keith Johnson, this boutique firm specializes in custom residential architecture for clients in the South Bay and Los Angeles. Pritzkat & Johnson are involved in every aspect of a project, and bring decades of architectural expertise, a wide variety of stylistic vernaculars, and a deep familiarity with the regional climate and geography to their clients. Many of their projects are sited in coastal areas, where considerations like fog and afternoon thermals factor into the design process as they create indoor-outdoor living areas that are comfortable at any time of day. The firm has been recognized with a Professional Remodeler Gold Award and featured in Southbay HOME Architect Showcases, as well as many other prestigious publications.
Palos Verdes Beach Craftsman
This home was designed to combine beachfront living with a client’s love of entertaining. Pritzkat & Johnson created a large, shaded area that makes the most of the site’s ocean view by adding a retractable wall in the kitchen that opens the living space up to an outdoor porch. The team mounted Infratech heaters to the porch’s ceiling to add comfort and promote indoor-outdoor flow, especially during parties. They specified Infratech because the heaters aesthetically and functionally blended into the space. The sleek design of the fixtures complemented the ceiling treatment, and the heat output was significant enough to warm guests on chilly winter days and cool summer evenings.
To help clients enjoy an ocean-facing terrace or outdoor living room, the team embraces solutions like glass wind screens, shaded decks, radiant floor heating and overhead warmth. When specifying treatments, materials and fixtures, durability and comfort are balanced by energy efficiency and sustainability.