Visit an Open and Airy Southern California Home With Ocean Views
Ileana Frometa Grillo was 12 years old when she fell in love with Southern California during a vacation from her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. “Somehow I knew I was going to be here,” Grillo says. Years later, she made that dream a reality when she and husband Tim Kippen found a tear-down property near Laguna Beach that fit their budget and allowed them to create a personalized home from scratch.
For help developing the difficult wedge-shaped site into a spacious, open home with an art studio for Grillo and a rental unit to supplement the couple’s income, they searched Houzz for architects in the area. They kept coming back to the work of Anders Lasater, and they hired him to design a home that imitates the tropical, open feel of spaces in Venezuela. The new home features lots of windows oriented to the ocean, durable materials that hold up to beach life and pops of blue that nod to the sea.
The video shows how the architect creatively designed the residential structure to maximize the lot configuration and views of the ocean. That kitchen uniquely seats 20 folks with that amazing view! Pets included in the design also! Great educational video, Houzz, and a talented architect!
She's living in Venezuela again.
That kitchen backsplash tile!! Please share details - love it!
Ah, the quintessential necessity - a carbon footprint fireplace TV. Man, I don't get that! The fur coat of design.
What a beautiful home! So light & airy; I'm in love with the indoor "courtyard".
Wow, fantastic house, great scale & features. Job well done on that challenging site!
Hm, looks rather like an office, not a cozy ocean retreat.
I have to be honest this in neither my style or taste, but it is really REALLY well done and the fact the architect honored the homeowners desires and made this wonderful abode is my kind of guy lol! The prefab framing is quite interesting. First thing he speaks of is light and he surely made it a point for lots of light - with this as a basis, you cannot go wrong. The light is just beautiful. I found the tiles set on subsurface with ability for water to drain off in a sub drain system just brilliant! I like the way he described how the bedroom connects with exterior space then the view and I think that is brilliant as well as it does extend the room and of course appears much larger. The odd shape affords privacy on the sides from buildings so close (hey I have a 6 acre farm I notice these things!) again, I think it is brilliant. The cement floors polished out is extremely practical and cost efficient. Lastly, I have dogs and I know how important it is for low maintenance upkeep. Hats off to the team and owners!
It is beautiful, but just as important, it fulfills this couples needs and wishes.
Normally this style of home would not appeal to me,but this is just gorgeous! Nice clean lines,love the blue wall in the master bedroom! A glass of wine please while I enjoy the ocean views! Thank you! Job well done!!!
Anders Lasater is the BEST!!!!!
Thanks everyone! My team and I are glad to know you liked the project!
Beautiful house! Loving the inside/outside feel!
Such a. beautiful house! Great job!
thanks Laatka and Christina!
Very calm and breathing seen from the house , it has a very nice touch .
I would love to be an architect someday
Thanks Elvira and Lily!
Just a fabulous design. A place to really enjoy life that’s beautiful in and out.
Thank you liasuz!
This is such a helpful video as my husband and I prepare to build our home on the beach. Thanks for great ideas!
Glad you liked it Jennifer! Let me know if there's anything I can do to assist further. Best to you!
Lovely project !!! Thanks for great .
Lovely! want to read a book with that view!
Thanks, me too!
A spectacular position.
From Canada and hoping to create a similar type of space. Wish it was to overlook the ocean, but instead it will be a forest and river. Just love the entire project. Wondering which company from Canada provided the prefab structure as this would be helpful for my build. Thankyou
Cynthia, the product is BONE Structure. There's based in Canada and can certainly help. Let me know if you need an architect ;)
I swim there every day, this is my dream home.
Exquisite thoughtful design......perfect! And I love the gratitude of the homeowner and her artwork!! Thank you for sharing and I hope this family has many beautiful years in their home!
Thanks for your comments @Gram 1954 and @Murtaza Hashwani