Monday, October 19, 2015

Stunning Laguna Niguel Home by Forest Studios and M Elle Design


This home graced the pages of Elle Décor over two years ago but every time I see an image of it on Pinterest I  am struck by the raw beauty of it.  The house was designed by Architect Bob White of Forest Studios. See more of his wonderful work here  http://foreststudio.com/.  I love the way the long linear design hugs the coastline while the landscape totally embraces the location.
She is a native Californian, and he had moved west as a child. For 30 years they lived happily about a mile inland from Monarch Bay, in Laguna Niguel, a hilly town in California's Orange County. Still, the Pacific had always beckoned. When she started house hunting, it wasn't hard for her to find, if not her dream house, her dream location: a sheer bluff directly above Salt Creek Beach, a legendary surfing haven in nearby Dana Point. 
The front steps are limestone, and the plantings include aeonium, lavender, and clipped mounds of westringia fruticosa and pittosporum.
The outdoor spaces were treated with the same importance as the interiors.



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The interiors were designed by the Turner ladies of the wonderful M Elle Design . I am a huge fan of their work http://www.melledesign.com/portfolio Theyy kept the palate simple and soothing so as to not compete with the magnificent views.
But first came three years of haggling about the height of the roof. Even White, whose mellow designs reflect his personality, was reaching his limit. At one review-board meeting, he recalls, "I wanted so much to stand up and say, 'Unless you pay a front-row price, you don't get a front-row view.'"
A pair of 1950s chests by Baker flank a custom-made cedar door in the entry.


designed by Bob White of Forest Studio and decorated by M. Elle Design | Photography by William Abranowicz:
The surfaces and materials used again respect the site and it’s surrounds.
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Wouldn’t you love to enjoy a glass of wine on one of the terraces and take in this view every evening?

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If you want to see more of M.Elle's wonderful work click on my Pinterest Board above.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram my friend Maryann (Classic Casual Home) and I are going to have a little fun on Instagram tomorrow.  Join Beau and Chief #decordogs and post a picture of your favorite pooch. The winner will receive a surprise from Beau and Chief (a doggie spa day?) or more likely a bag of their favorite treats.


20 comments:

  1. Their work is amazing. And those views!

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  2. Oh so luxe and that view, The design is pure perfection!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  3. Cindy,
    This home and those views are gorgeous! Our old beach...Dana Point!

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  4. jaw dropping gorgeous, oh to live that life!
    debra

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  5. What a wonderful way to start the day—touring this beautiful home. The porches are inspiring me to look at my porches with a new eye.
    xo, lissy

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  6. Oh my! How very beachy, Mediterranean! Gorgeous! The exteriors or so beautiful it is just breath taking.

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  7. Love the outside area.............do you know who makes the white cushion chairs that look so comfy?They seem to be iron...............
    I posted but NOT a GREAT photo of WINSTON................I had just done him two days prior doing his CIRCUS DOG ACT!Plus, I had to tell the world I made it to 3,000 over on ADVANCED STYLE.Which looks like a bomb of a POST for me!!!This tells ME never promote YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!XX

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    1. Gotta go check out Advanced Style....amazing! I think those chairs might be Ironies. I am pretty sure they are from the Kneadler Showroom.

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  9. While Laguna Niguel is a stone's throw from where we live, I've never seen this house. It looks as if it could be situated somewhere along the coast in Northern California. I may have to do a drive by! :-)
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. It is at Monarch Beach Karen if you know where that is. I would love to get a closeup of this beauty!!

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  10. What a view, I love Laguna and visit to shop often.
    That kitchen is amazing, the stone walls, the industrial feel is a wonderful place to cook.
    Could you imagine the sea breeze visiting through those wonderful Windows.
    Who wouldn't want to take residence ?...

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Let's move in Dore! Do you think anyone would notice?

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  11. What a lovely house, especially those gardens! It is truly gorgeous and such an exquisite example of a well-thought out outside that compliments the inside!

    Sheila

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