Located six houses from the beach, this 1970s Manzanita beach house has enviable mid-century details but needs a lot of work to make it a desirable modern beach house. The homeowners want a complete remodel to update the materials while maintaining the beachy, warm, mid-century feel.
In the existing house, a peninsula jutting into the kitchen work zone impeded workflow and created an awkward space. Modifying the configuration to include an island separates the food prep area and seating to improve circulation.
From 70s drab to mid-century fab
In the primary bathroom, removing wall-to-wall carpet, one sink, and an outhouse-sized shower made way for a spa-level transformation. Instead of chopping the space into mini rooms, a straightforward plan and striking details divide the space into wet and dry zones.
The wet area, raised three inches above the dry area, features the tub and walk-in shower. This configuration achieves a sense of separation while maintaining an open and bright feel.
In addition, an elevated beach house palette gives the space a spa shower room appeal. A stone pebble mosaic floor and glass tile walls showcase a beautiful freestanding tub in the wet area. A glass partition supports the subtle division between the zones. The dry area features a quartz countertop, porcelain tile flooring, and rift white oak cabinetry.
Construction on Manzanita Beach House begins October 2023.