Inspiration for Your Dream House
An architect shares some ideas for design that’s peaceful and soothing.
This residence was built in the 1960s and sits on a severe incline in the hills of San Clemente.A gut renovation and 500-square-foot addition opened up the inside of the house and provides beautiful natural light.
Most of the windows were replaced for energy efficiency.The house was transformed inside and out with a literal lift: its ceilings were raised to 12 feet.
The kitchen was opened to the family room and living room to create one large space in which everyone can gather.Oversized windows face the ocean for incredible sunset views.Juxtaposing smooth cream walls with green stone countertops, and rich wood cabinets with stainless steel kitchen accessories, balances pure and warm elements.
From the entry hall space, hardwood floors carry through the entire home to add warmth to the modern design (which can sometimes feel clinical).High ceilings and tall ribbon windows bring an open-air feeling inside.
Alleviate indoor mold allergies by keeping humidity in your house below 50%. Also, use cleaning solutions designed to reduce mold and mildew.