Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times
Homeowners Erin King, a landscape designer, and husband Matt King, director of the Santa Monica-based nonprofit Heal the Bay, had lived in Spanish-style homes in Santa Monica and Brentwood. But Erin says her husband, who is 6-foot-6, found them to be claustrophobic. "Matt always said that he wanted to build a modernist home one day," she says. "He wanted something that he belonged in." Here, one of several broad glass doors leads to the dining room.
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