Emerald Bay is a minimalist home located in Laguna Beach, California, designed by Studio Gutow. The project offered the studio an opportunity to stay true to its minimalist aesthetic while maintaining their iconic blend of modernity and traditional design aptly highlighted in the restoration. It integrates the original architectural structure from the 1930s with the untouched 1970s interior design within its nearly 5,000 square foot, four-bedroom layout.
This amalgamation of disparate styles, alongside the integration of personal collections, results in a home that reflects the property’s heritage and functions as a showpiece where furniture and walls seamlessly blend. Craftsmanship was key to diffusing the house with its unique charm, from specially designed ceilings painted in Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball to custom fabrics.
Amplified by a breathtaking ocean view, the living room is imbued with a luxurious feel, thanks to the MLK Sofa and antique rug. As a bustling family home, a warm and friendly atmosphere was a critical objective. To achieve this, the designers opted for a color scheme centered around taupe, cognac, and olive. The home’s design allows for a smooth transition from one space to another, making it ideal for entertaining.
Photography by Michael Clifford.