Anders Lasater Architects: Play hard, then rest hard. That's the motto of this family whose home provides thoughtful places of activity and quiet. But it wasn't always this way for this little "house in the hollow" in Laguna Beach. Nestled down into a small, unusually shaped site, it was dark, choppy, and lacking the kinds of space a young power-couple needs to raise their precocious girls.
Our challenge was to find a way to create more meaningful space, bring in light, and provide opportunities for life's little moments to happen throughout the home. We started with a playful fish pond to welcomes guests while helping to define the entry and outdoor living area. Once inside the entry a small bench area offers the perfect place to take off your shoes after a long day of play. Of course, the kitchen is the gravitational center for this young family so we filled it with light, and outfitted it with carefree steel cabinets from an industrial supplier. Now the kitchen can easily take whatever they throw at it! Composed and curated moments fill the home - places of work and rest, where the cycle of family life can easily flow and find support. Life's sweet!