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The Strand Residence

Los Angeles, Ca. Photographer: Amy Bartlam.  This southern California Spanish inspired home came with great bones, but in our remodel we were able to expand the kitchen and create a master suite.   We opened up spaces and added French doors allowing for a more inspired interior.  We also created a guest courters.  Using the existing features as inspiration, we added exposed beams in the main spaces, darkened the floors, added encaustic tiles to the kitchen and bathrooms.  The exterior also saw a cosmetic transformation and all new landscaping in a Mediterranean feel.  The family recently welcomed a son and we were able to finish out the rooms of the house with a serene nursery.

How can you compete with 180 degrees of sandy beach and ocean views and - more importantly - why would you want to? This four-story, ground-up project needed clean, simple interiors to harmonize with its stunning surroundings. With a warm palette and natural mix of walnut, stone, and white walls, this space reinforces the natural beauty of the location.
Our client’s priority for this property, as a second home for a family of five, was that it be designed for entertaining. The beach-level family room, huge eight-seat island, moody theater, and fourth-floor master suite are the blocks that meet this need, while the details in the stone powder room, the 10-foot stone and wood fireplace, and keg tap in the kitchen elevate both form and function.


Hermosa Beach, ca.
Photographer: Nicole Franzen