Visit an Open and Airy Southern California Home With Ocean Views

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Visit an Open and Airy Southern California Home With Ocean Views

Ileana Frometa Grillo was 12 years old when she fell in love with Southern California during a vacation from her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. “Somehow I knew I was going to be here,” Grillo says. Years later, she made that dream a reality when she and husband Tim Kippen found a tear-down property near Laguna Beach that fit their budget and allowed them to create a personalized home from scratch.

For help developing the difficult wedge-shaped site into a spacious, open home with an art studio for Grillo and a rental unit to supplement the couple’s income, they searched Houzz for architects in the area. They kept coming back to the work of Anders Lasater, and they hired him to design a home that imitates the tropical, open feel of spaces in Venezuela. The new home features lots of windows oriented to the ocean, durable materials that hold up to beach life and pops of blue that nod to the sea.

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kjriggle

The video shows how the architect creatively designed the residential structure to maximize the lot configuration and views of the ocean. That kitchen uniquely seats 20 folks with that amazing view! Pets included in the design also! Great educational video, Houzz, and a talented architect!


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sfsapp

She's living in Venezuela again.

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ltwentz

That kitchen backsplash tile!! Please share details - love it!

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dreamdoctor

Ah, the quintessential necessity - a carbon footprint fireplace TV. Man, I don't get that! The fur coat of design.

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Olga Dean Interior Design

Excellent video!

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mayalink

What a beautiful home! So light & airy; I'm in love with the indoor "courtyard".

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cbothinaustin

Wow, fantastic house, great scale & features. Job well done on that challenging site!

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dianecshirley

Hm, looks rather like an office, not a cozy ocean retreat.

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HU-508697947

I have to be honest this in neither my style or taste, but it is really REALLY well done and the fact the architect honored the homeowners desires and made this wonderful abode is my kind of guy lol! The prefab framing is quite interesting. First thing he speaks of is light and he surely made it a point for lots of light - with this as a basis, you cannot go wrong. The light is just beautiful. I found the tiles set on subsurface with ability for water to drain off in a sub drain system just brilliant! I like the way he described how the bedroom connects with exterior space then the view and I think that is brilliant as well as it does extend the room and of course appears much larger. The odd shape affords privacy on the sides from buildings so close (hey I have a 6 acre farm I notice these things!) again, I think it is brilliant. The cement floors polished out is extremely practical and cost efficient. Lastly, I have dogs and I know how important it is for low maintenance upkeep. Hats off to the team and owners!

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alicelh70

It is beautiful, but just as important, it fulfills this couples needs and wishes.

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theboo@215 Markwell

Normally this style of home would not appeal to me,but this is just gorgeous! Nice clean lines,love the blue wall in the master bedroom! A glass of wine please while I enjoy the ocean views! Thank you! Job well done!!!

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Amy

Gorgeous!

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blabbers

Anders Lasater is the BEST!!!!!

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Anders Lasater Architects

Thanks everyone! My team and I are glad to know you liked the project!

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laatka

Beautiful house! Loving the inside/outside feel!

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Cristina Ranchal Rubio

Such a. beautiful house! Great job!

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Anders Lasater Architects

thanks Laatka and Christina!

   
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Lily Elnor

Very calm and breathing seen from the house , it has a very nice touch .

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Lily Elnor

I would love to be an architect someday

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Elvira de Miguel

Lovely project!

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Anders Lasater Architects

Thanks Elvira and Lily!

   
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rlenon

WOW! BEAUTIFUL!

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Anders Lasater Architects

Thanks, rlenon

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liasuz

Just a fabulous design. A place to really enjoy life that’s beautiful in and out.

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Anders Lasater Architects

Thank you liasuz!