Horst Architects received a short from their customers to create a loved ones beach house on a website located on prime of a vertical and rocky site overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, California. The client’;s wanted a comfortable house where they could entertain family and friends even though enjoying the oceanic and landscape views that the internet site presented. With the aid of Aria Design and style, the architect and Interior Designer created two volumes that revolves about courtyards, creating both indoor and outside living spaces with both day and evening amenities. The bigger volume includes the social and private zones of the client even though the secondary volume holds a self-contained guest suite. Each buildings retain privacy by the careful arranging of communal spaces, landscaping and view orientation. The courtyards wrap Rockledge Residence on two sides with entry to the main volume by way of the family members space.
The household area attributes a double sided couch with seating deep adequate that every single position could simply be regarded as a chaise and what better way to watch Tv then from a chaise lounge. When not watching Tv or enjoying the fire, the seating on the other side delivers a casual connection to the kitchen just beyond.
The kitchen consists of a galley prep space, an island with cooktop and dining table as effectively as a wall of complete height cabinets. The colour blocking of the dining table and upper cabinets creates a linear geometric aesthetic even though the modern light delivers a much more exploded geometry.
The clean lines of the kitchen follow by way of to the Tv zone.
Upstairs, the formal living area is just as comfy but characteristics furnishings in a a lot more tailored style. Although the family members space below opened to the courtyards, the upstairs living room opens to a massive terrace that exposes the brilliant blue hues of the Pacific Ocean.
Just behind the formal living area and up a couple of stairs is the dining zone. Even though the table is a work of art, the chandelier above it is a showstopper.
The actual art mounted on the wall behind the table is a subtle composition of hazy imagery that enhances the space without having dominating it.
A second piece of art resides on the buffet overlooking the living area. The swirls within the sculpture are as though a 4th smoky ring within the painting has exited the canvas and is drifting across the area.
A little office location is located subsequent to the formal living space and subsequent to a window. It makes the perfect spot to catch up on reading material regardless of whether through newspaper, magazine, book or laptop. 3 small sculptures on the shelving behind the office desk continue the theme of floating rings.
Just outdoors the window the shoreline and a massive palm tree add point of view to the ocean views.
Outdoors on the terrace drought resistant grasses soften up the tough lines of the concrete even though tempered glass railings offer you an unobstructed ocean view each into the distance and along the shoreline.
Downstairs there are added areas for entertaining. A bar complete with seating for 4 is a cozy place to hang out on those days the weather is significantly less then perfect.
Next to the bar is a smaller, far more intimate lounge area and right here the linear lines have provided way to curved walls of glass exposing the ocean waves crashing against the shoreline.
At the end of the day when its time to turn in, the bedroom is positioned to continue the panoramic views so the home owners can get a single last look at the views just before turning in.
Huge 2″ slat blinds close off the view and hold out the light while the homeowners sleep.
Next to the bedroom and bathroom zones a private sitting area in positioned on a small deck.
The bathtub is positioned to take advantage of the views through the terrace windows.
Just past the tub is a large and luxurious shower stall complete with two rain showers. Doors at either finish lead back to the bedroom or into the dressing area.
The vanity is one of the handful of locations in the residence that glams it up and check out that waterfall faucet!
Interior Design by Aria Style
Photography by John Ellis and Toby Ponnay