Before & After: A Classic Beach Cottage in Dana Point Becomes a Stunning Family Home
Located just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point, California, this classic 1950s beachside Cinderella cottage underwent renovations to accommodate a young family and their two soon-to-be teenagers. MYD Studio sought to "reconfigure the space for increased functionality, durability, and aesthetic continuity." The architects updated elements of the original structure with a modernist aesthetic that reflects their clients' taste and contemporary Southern California lifestyle.
MYD Studio updated the interiors with a material palette that includes white oak, terrazzo, plywood and laminate cabinetry, and glazed ceramic and porcelain wall tiles. They reimagined the exterior of the home with angles, a flat roof, and a palette of black and white siding.
The home's balanced modern aesthetic and the true collaborative spirit of the project made it especially noteworthy for the firm. "As architects, we were actively involved during all project phases and worked closely with the homeowners to develop and realize solutions that not only met budget and schedule requirements, but also reflected their playful style," they explain. Scroll through for a look at the stunning before and after results.
Before: The Exterior of the Home
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After: The Exterior of the Home
Before: The Master Bedroom
After: The Master Bedroom
Shop the Look
Before: The Master Bath
After: The Master Bath
Before: The Lower Level
After: The Lower Level
Before: The Living Space
After: The Living Space
Before: The Second Bathroom
After: The Second Bathroom
Builder/ General Contractor: Owner, Karla Farjo
Structural Engineer: Greg McCormick
Landscape Design: Western Garden Designs, Matt Johnson
Interior Design: MYD Studio
Cabinetry Design/Installation: Rancho Remodel, Scott Meeker
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