The Goodman Residence epitomizes the Southern California life style by uniting the home, garden and pool. It is a combination of three masses, some open, some closed, that sets up a dialogue of solid and void, covered and uncovered, indoor and outdoor and creates an interatcion and flow of functions. The north facade enhances privacy with a sculptural composition of layered depths of smooth steel trowel stucco with minimal windows; while the courtyard facade is very open, organized in a horizontal pattern of Phenoelic Resin Panels that shift in alignment with the window and door systems. Sliding and bi-fold doors on the courtyard open up to allow access across the entire length of the compact 40’x135’ urban lot. The outdoor living spaces become rooms, some with roofs, some open to the sky, all partially enclosed either by the house itself or the property line walls. The conscious attention to bring natural light into all parts of the home imbues a sense of tranquility, a lightness that raises one soul, making this home a private sanctuary.