Access to the house is provided in two places. A stair leading from the beach lands on a deck that spans the width of the house (and has become a prime party location). The west side of the house abuts a pedestrian pathway. A separate switchback stair provides access to the side entrance, which slides between volumes corresponding to the living room and an indoor–outdoor bath/shower. Because it is accessible from outside, that sky-lit bathroom it provides a place to rinse off and deposit bathing suits and towels before entering the house.