Designed by architect Bob White of Forest Studio, Dana Point sits on a cliffside in Laguna Hills, California. Named for the nearby surfing beach, Dana Point is all about capturing the spectacular views. A "California cool beach house" with Mediterranean inspiration, the roof design is of particular note as it references traditional flat-roofed houses the client's had seen during a trip to Ibiza. The minimal impact of the roof also was key in that it provided a solution to a neighborhood dispute that held up the home's construction for three years!
The interior is designed by the mother-daughter design firm - M.Elle Design. The duo was hired for the project after the client saw a previous project that White and M.Elle had collaborated on - also featured prominently in Elle Decor.
The material and color palette is calm and soothing using lots of reclaimed wood and limestone. The clients who have 4 grown children and 13 grandchildren wanted a home that would be welcoming, casual and easy for entertaining their large family.
Below is the multi page spread from Elle Decor.
And some personal favorites more zoomed in...