The clients are professional surfers and kite surfers so they wanted their brand new interior to reflect and respect the environment that they love. Simple lines and warm textures with an Asian influence contribute to the creation of this coastal modern Zen retreat.
The light, open living space shows off a carbonized flat grain bamboo floor from Teragren’s studio collection. The kitchen has a deeper, richer feel with a dark Richelite recycled paper countertop, a Modwalls red tomato glass tile backsplash and strand woven bamboo cabinets. The unique, modern bar top separating the kitchen from the front room is Kirei board, a light, composite wood substitute made from reclaimed straw and formaldehyde-free adhesives.
The centerpiece of the living space is a slightly rugged-looking stacked stone fireplace built from a deep blue slate veneer with a reclaimed redwood mantle. The window casings are reclaimed Douglas fir and the walls are American clay plaster with a Loma finish in the color “wild horse smoke,” contributing to the natural feel of the space. Overall the living area of the house incorporates the kitchen into a light, open environment that promotes creativity and relaxation.
This remodel included a bathroom as well, which was done in a playful yet modern ocean theme. The walk-in shower is tiled in recycled Hikari oceanside glass in an iridescent blue one-by-one mosaic that give the impression of fish scales. The floating walnut vanity is topped a Robern bathroom mirror, block shaped sink and geometric lights, all of which play to the modern theme of the house.