Living Large in Small Spaces: Compact Beach House in Surfside, Calif.

This Mediterranean-meets-contemporary home squeezes three levels of luxurious oceanfront living on a narrow lot.

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Yellow Mediterranean Small Beach House

In three compact floors, this cute beach house in Surfside, Calif., packs in everything you need for a posh getaway: three bedrooms, three bathrooms, patios directly on the beach and amazing ocean views.

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Living Room With Sliding Glass Doors

Is it a good beach day? Just step outside. The ground floor living room features sliding glass doors that pull back to connect the space seamlessly with the beachfront patio.

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Beach House Ground Floor and Dining Table

The house is three stories tall, with an open concept layout on the bottom floor connecting dining and living areas and the kitchen. Climb the stairs to find the bedrooms and a luxurious roof deck.

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Neutral Dining Room With Stone Floor

The dining room, living room and kitchen are all connected with an open concept floor plan. Cantera stone floors echo the look of the beach just steps away.

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Living Room With Entertainment Center

The living room is tricked out for any occasion with a stone accent wall that includes a fireplace and built-in media center with two large flatscreen televisions.

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Spiral Staircase and Sitting Area

From the third floor, a spiral staircase leads up one more level to a rooftop deck. Take in panoramic views of the ocean, Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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Bedroom With View and Canopy Bed

There's no shortage of fantastic views; in this bedroom, the private balcony does the trick. Indoors, vaulted ceilings and the canopy bed give the feeling of airy grandeur.

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Beachfront Patio With Chairs

Straight out from the living room sits a 10-foot beachfront patio. Nothing between you and the Pacific except sand and a volleyball net.

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