Warm & modern redesign
Here PDA has carried out a full interior re-design of the upper floor of a three-story ocean-view house for a young married couple. Aside from coastal views from the top floor, the original structure was a handsome but unremarkable contemporary “spec house” in Manhattan Beach. The newly-married pair were interested in a warm, integrated modern feeling for the adjoining living room, kitchen, and dining area.
Home is where the hearth is
A new masonry chimney with cantilevered stone-slab hearth offers a sense of permanence and gravity as a focal point for the living room seating. And the elegant new kitchen is tucked against adjoining walls in an “L” shape, creating a clearly defined central zone in which the dining table becomes a natural focal point.
Small space, big amenities
The existing nearby home office area became a distinctive multi-purpose room, with a new “snuggle hutch” bed nook (complete wth queen sized mattress, flat-screen TV, overhead lighting, concealed bookshelf with integral cushioned backrest, storage drawers, etc.) and a compact computer desk area with full-height wall storage immediately adjacent.
A fresh look at sea and sky
Existing fixtures, finishes, and cabinets were dated and in need of replacement. In the new design, PDA emphasizes clean, flowing lines, and a limited palette of warm natural materials, as well as sweeping planes of white, which highlight the views of sky and water.