PROJECT

Old Bones, New Soul

House on High Drive

Built in 1920 as a summer cottage-by-the-sea, this classic, north Laguna cottage long outlived its original owners.  Now, refreshed and restored, the home echos with the soul of the early 20th century, while giving its surf-focused family the essence of 21st century modern living.

Timeless textures of cedar shingles and wood windows frame the modern interior, itself accented with steel, stone, and sunlight.  The best of yesterday and the sensibility of today brought together thoughtfully in a good marriage.

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Many things changed around the little house over the years but some remained the same: She had a good soul, a lovely site, and a sun drenched porch – the perfect place for a quick dog-nap.

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  • My wife, Jill and I, couldn't have been happier working with Anders and his team and with the finished result. He had an incredible vision and was also instrumental in helping us select a builder and designer (both of whom were great as well). He was also extremely helpful in getting through Laguna Beach design review quickly and efficiently.

    Mark and Jill, Homeowner
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Focused on a casual lifestyle, the relaxed, yet sophisticated common areas provide perfect gathering spaces for a working couple and their young family.

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A thoroughly modern and open kitchen helps make family life easy and entertaining equally effortless.

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An ocean-facing deck is the perfect place to spend the afternoon with family and friends.

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The backyard “spool” (an oversized spa and small pool in one) nestles into the lush garden setting of the site.

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Maintaining an essential living space with a focus on details, colors, textures, and materials, the house feels at once both sophisticated and care free – a true reflection of the owners!

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PRO TIP

Laguna Beach is peppered with vintage cottages like this one, who’s age alone can make them subject to historic review standards that homeowners might not be aware of.  These special rules are often more complicated than meets the eye and can be challenging to navigate without the guidance of an experienced professional. If you have a vintage home and want to learn more, feel free to contact us.

PRO TIP

Laguna Beach is peppered with vintage cottages like this one, who’s age alone can make them subject to historic review standards that homeowners might not be aware of.  These special rules are often more complicated than meets the eye and can be challenging to navigate without the guidance of an experienced professional. If you have a vintage home and want to learn more, feel free to contact us.

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