To beach or not to beach

Posted on Tue, 7 Dec 2010 by KiM

Our long-time blogger/interior designer friend Mark Cutler emailed us with some photos of a project he recently completed that we HAD to share. The home is in Santa Monica, CA, and was a huge remodel (it was actually raised to add a new basement – the architect was William Hefner). “We tried to create a home that has a modern interpretation of a traditional home. Our goal was to try and create a home that felt at home at the beach but wasn’t trying to be a typical ‘beachy’ house. The use of natural stone on both the interior and exterior gives the house a real warmth and great personality. I intentionally kept the furniture selections a little eclectic. I wanted it to feel like a collection that came together over years, not like a soulless decorators fantasy.” AH MAH GAWD. This home takes my breath away. The stonework is spectacular, and I really like Mark’s unexpected touches throughout – particularly the unique light fixtures. (Frankly, I could live in that closet). Thanks Mark!!

RLG says:

Love the wood, and mostly the restraint.
This is what I hope to achieve (some fine day).
Warm and clean w/o clutter.
xoxo

patricia says:

I run along the bike path in this area of Santa Monica. I always wondered how the houses looked inside. Amazing!

Leigha says:

That kitchen is gorgeous. Really, really GORGEOUS! The stools, the pendant lights, the finishes. Lovely.

Leigha

Mandy says:

Nice !!!

Frankly, I could live in this house…! 🙂 For sure…

Priscilla says:

I grew up near this spot. I've been on that beach like a gazillion times. One of my mother's friends lived in a shack very near this spot. A SHACK, i tell you. Bizarre.
Oh, and this house is to die for!

Mike says:

Beautiful house – however, the exposed beams on the ceiling "cutting" the bed exactly in half screams feng-shui taboo! those things have got to go!

I love the details, especially the lighting. Each room has a fabulous light fixture.

Jane says:

Seems cosy!

Tess says:

No kids or pets in this household, I would think.

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