Contemporary California Surf Shack

Originally a near tear-down saddled with unresolved land use issues, this small-by-santa-barbara-standards beach house sits next to a world famous point break that more than justified the years-long effort involved in achieving its current form. Designed on a restrained scale with a ship-builder’s mindset, it is filled with precision cabinetry, built-in furniture, and custom artisanal details that draw from both Scandinavian and French Colonial style influences. With heaps of natural light, a wide-open plan, and a close connection to the outdoor spaces, it lives much bigger than it is while creating minimal impact on a precious marine ecosystem.

To read more about the process and the artisans involved in the build, see our previous posts on Art+Architecture here and here

carpinteria, ca | images Kurt Jordan Photography