Anders Lasater Architects transformed a decrepit beach dwelling in Laguna Beach, California, into a welcoming contemporary residence. The 2-level house posseses an impressive open-plan social area, an outdoor pool and a terrace.
“It’s hard to assume now, but this light-filled, contemporary California farmhouse was once a tired and worn 1950s rancher lacking any of the style that made the 1950s cool and hip, ” the architects said. “Instead, it was dark and dreary, and had no space for an evergrowing family to produce a home. ”
“Working closely with the owners, we attempt to create a luminous collection of thoughtfully organized volumes that form a backdrop for their daily family life, while embracing the sunlight and view beyond. ”
The first floor of this beach house in California accommodates the living, dining and kitchen areas organized within an open plan. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture sea views and bring daylight inside.
The colour palette includes lovely wood tones (for some of the furniture and flooring) and white colored (walls, ceiling, kitchen appliances, sofa). This merger makes for a spacious and welcoming home. The bedrooms are located on the second level and have a charming bucolic feel. Benefit from the virtual tour! Photography thanks to Anders Lasater Architects.