26 Jul Born in a Bookshop: Seaside House in California Inspired by Aussie Architecture
Inspiration can strike us pretty much anywhere and ideas can be born from the most unexpected of circumstances. It is one such ‘chance’ that led to the conceptualization and creation of the beautiful Seaside Reef Residence in California. A bookshop was the setting where the homeowner met Alec of Alec Petros Studio as both of them it is in here that the idea of this spacious and relaxing coastal style house was born. It is easy to see both Californian and Australian influences on the façade of the home with wooden slats covering the entire exterior. A system of vertical cedar boards coupled with horizontal sleeper system gets this accomplished with ease.
The cedar-clad exterior feels organic and give the home a relaxing beach style while also withstanding the humid coastal winds. Transition between the interior and the exterior is seamless with white, wood and bluish-grays taking over in the living area, kitchen and dining room. This makes for a brilliant and comfortable home where one is always connected with the outdoors. Large windows, sliding glass doors and other openings connect the large coastal residence with the landscape outside.
Natural stone and marble bring a sense of opulence to the bathroom with freestanding bathtub and custom vanity making the biggest impact. With a large bedroom that offers unabated views of the ocean in the distance, this is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate! [Photography: Tim Melideo]
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