Laguna Beach Cottage

A small, 1920s house with ocean views is transformed into an airy, modern abode. Here, how the interior designer and architect achieved stunning success.

Pick a Like-Minded Team
Photo: John Ellis; Styling: Laura Hull

Pick a Like-Minded Team

It was the house’s charming exterior that first captivated the homeowner, so she was careful to only work with those who shared an equal appreciation for its original cottage aesthetic, like interior designer Jude Samuel and architect Tim Nicol. “I wanted to maintain the architectural integrity of the home, and Tim and Jude just got it. They were totally in sync.”

The verdant landscape design is by MCB Landscape Architecture.

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