- Second story addition
- Custom kitchen remodel
- Custom living room remodel
- Custom bath remodel
- Custom master bath remodel
- Custom cabinets throughout the home built by professional cabinetmakers with beaded paneled door insets
- Soapstone kitchen countertops
- Wide-plank waxed french white oak flooring throughout
- Bathrooms feature Carrera marble flooring and countertops
- Tongue and groove ceilings
- Round windows
- Built-in cabinetry throughout
THE STORY BEHIND THE PROJECT
This home sits just a few blocks from the world-famous surf spot, “The Wedge” in Southern California. The home underwent a custom remodel complete with a second story addition.
The client purchased the home as a fixer upper–the house had experienced a lot of neglect over years. The objective for the Julie Laughton team was to rebuild and restore the old single-story beach house into a modern two-story cape cod beach home.
Early on during the demolition process, we discovered all sorts of history and mystery, like dark green stucco walls in the kitchen where the original outside porch was had been during the 1940’s. We also discovered an inspection card from 1958 in the wall behind plaster in the guest bedroom.
The process to rebuild and restore and completely transform this old beach house was a pleasure, and fun for the client every step of the way.
The home has a slate roof and cedar shingles with white windows and trim. Built in a Cape Cod style, the exterior features copper gutters and downspout, a fire engine red dutch front door, and two sets of french doors to bring in the cool ocean breeze. The patio has been adorned with rustic red bricks.
The cabinets throughout the home are all custom built by professional cabinetmakers with paneled doors inset with a bead pattern.
The dramatic second story master bedroom has an 18’ foot vaulted ceiling with tongue and groove beams. A custom deck was also added on the second story for watching sunsets over the pacific ocean.
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