Visit a Stylish California-Casual Home With Sweeping Ocean Views
Many people flock to the Southern California coastline for the near-perfect weather and to bask in the sweeping views of the Pacific. This home sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean, but its interior layout was blocking access to the sunshine and picturesque views.
So when interior designer Andrea Burridge of AXB Interiors stepped inside and noticed the walled-off living spaces and kitchen, she saw the potential to completely open up the home to the vast horizon. “When I first entered the home, I felt the good bones of the structure, but the view of the ocean was not in view as you walked into the space,” Burridge says. “So that was my primary goal, to open the space up and give you a better view of the showstopper here, which is the ocean.”
Burridge took down walls to create an open floor plan between an expanded kitchen and living room. A new wall of sliding glass panels puts the ocean front and center and creates a seamless connection between the interiors and the patio. Multiple skylights flood the home with warm California sunshine. Neutral yet stylish materials and furnishings in beachy tones let the scenery do the talking. And a clever extra-long island table can be pulled out to seat 20 guests, who may need to sit down when taking in the stunning views.