Mar Vista

A popular location for post-war, coastal vacation homes in south Laguna Beach found in southern CA, retains many of the intimately scaled cottage homes found from that era. An intimately 850 square-foot redwood, beach cottage built in 1948 stood on the site under a dense grove of eucalyptus trees.
Programmatically, the owners wished for 2,500 square-foot living space for a family of four. The design evolved into a compound of structures in which the original cottage is connected to a separate, new structure suspended by a bridge above a central courtyard. The bridge became the meditating element between the old and the new.
The original cottage contains living spaces, while the new structure contains living spaces such as the kitchen and dining room. A sculptural interplay of material, light and space integrate the original and new structure into a harmonious whole.
Others who worked on this project: Horst Architects
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This floating staircase gives creates a chic, sleek and modern vibe in the entry hall.
“Cinder block wall” — lissa527
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The concrete block wall in the dining area allows for artwork to be placed.
“This shade of blue pretty daring on cinderblock it's beautiful.” — irenespeak
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Contemporary home found in Laguna Beach, Orange County
“wall color” — Jessica Allen Bolker
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The kitchen island creates a sense of community between the kitchen and dining area.
“Warm tones” — beechy73
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We see here his and hers glass vessel sink bowls.
“love the size of the sinks” — knitterlady13
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Built in shelving creates as much space as possible in the children's room.
“Window bed” — dennig23
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Contemporary home found in Laguna Beach, Orange County
“Colors” — stepswanson
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Beautifully chosen wood in the bathroom gives off a chic, warm feeling.
“Pic” — traceyreeve
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Contemporary home found in Laguna Beach, Orange County
“small room but great built in desk and bed.” — stacyjkramer
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Contemporary home found in Laguna Beach, Orange County
“built in office” — dcsg4me
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This tall ceiling with wooden beams and slate makes a true statement.
“Overhead” — jansm71
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Contemporary home found in Laguna Beach, Orange County
“another fabulous look” — sophiakrage
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“orange works but doesn't look like maple” — lisa4ta
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Contemporary home found in Laguna Beach, Orange County
“Colours - wood, darker concrete and blue” — hookka
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Contemporary home found in Laguna Beach, Orange County
“corner drapes” — lisabrossi
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