This clever balance of elements and sophistication continues indoors as well as a neutral color scheme dominated by white and gray shapes a serene yet refined backdrop. The living area kitchen and dining space sit on the lower level of the home while the top floor contains the private quarters.
Even in the kids’ room it is only décor and toys that bring in pops of bright color to an otherwise neutral backdrop and this theme continues into the master bedroom and bathrooms as well.
The rugged coast of Big Sur is renowned across the planet for its stunning beauty and enthralling panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled in and overlooking the beautiful coastline the is a lovely weekend retreat that combines a rich past with natural beauty and a modern ambiance.
Instead of using wood for its exterior structure (which is often the norm in the region) LAB606 opted for concrete blocks that offered proper insulation while cutting down the costs drastically. It is this smart use of concrete along with metallic window frames shutters and doors that gave the residence its final shape.
Set on 1 acre of garden lot greenery all around the home adds to the visual appeal of the new extension and the large pool and modern deck borrow from the neutral color scheme of the house.
A warm earthen color palette is used to ensure that the interior seems like an extension of the outdoors while complementing the wooden surfaces perfectly. The living area contains a snug living space with reading nooks and a fabulous kitchen and dining area with stunning ocean views that open up towards the wooden deck outdoors.
Stacked wood that sits next to the fireplace adds texture to the interior while artwork such as the yellow Pixel Deer by Jihoon Choi gives the living area a fun casual vibe. The dining area next to the living space features a custom square dining table crafted using reclaimed wood and the kitchen also epitomizes this ‘salvaged’ approach with unique metal bar stools.