monolit beach house

The Monolit Beach House Keeps You Riding the Waves

When it comes to surfing, the most disappointing part is having to leave the ocean behind. The Beach House designed by Atelier Monolit, an incredible design featured on, lets you enjoy the waves even if you’re not on a surfboard. Featuring a cantilevered design that has been anchored to a rock outcrop right on the beach, the house is consists of four glazed walls, giving the occupants a 360 degree view of the beach and ocean. Access to the home is gained through a staircase off the back of the home. The middle pedestal, which provides the structure for the rest of the house to work off of, is cantered back at a rakish angle, which makes the home look like a surfboard riding a wave. That pedestal also provides an area of privacy for things like a bathroom and kitchen. The house is also elevated enough that the incoming tide can crash underneath it, reinforcing the idea of riding a wave.

monolit house lounge view

On the inside, the warm tones of the wood interior, combined with the natural hues of leather furniture, creates a welcoming and soothing warmth. The ground floor provides the living area, which includes a living room, dining, kitchen, storage, and bathroom. The first floor also holds an ensuite bedroom that opens onto the rooftop terrace. From the rooftop, you can gain access to the terrace where you can enjoy a soak in a Jacuzzi while taking in the views of the coast and of the night-time sky as the sound of the waves carries away your stress and cares.

surfboard design for monolit beach house

The house is only in the concept stages, but given the right amount of money and the proper location, it could easily transform from a surfer’s dream to a residential reality. The house is the perfect surfer getaway—one where you never have to give up on the waves.

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monolit beach house aerial view

Mark Jessen

Mr Mark Jessen

Mark Jessen studied English at Brigham Young University, completing a double emphasis in creative writing and professional writing/editing. After graduating, Mark went to work for a small publisher as their book editor. After a brief time as a freelance writer, Mark entered the corporate world as a copywriter. These days, his hours are spent mostly in proofing and editing, though he continues to create content for a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Mark completed UCLA's Creative Writing Certification. A prolific writer, Mark has over 20 years of experience in journalism.