20-019 Pebble Beach
A couple based in Los Gatos approached our studio looking for a retreat to fuel their love for surfing and golfing, as well as a comfortable, spacious, airy home to host weekend visits from family and friends. After purchasing a 1970’s fixer upper that lines the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, our team envisioned an extensive remodel that channels a distinctively Californian mid-century feel.
The renovation focused on reconfiguring and illuminating public spaces; the reimagined open plan kitchen, living room, and dining room open eastward towards rolling golf course vistas. The original home featured a double height interior space in the living room – the renovation shifted the upstairs bedrooms to bring the previously dim and cramped dining room and kitchen into the light, double height main living area on the ground floor. Upstairs, a library and work loft overlook the main living space, creating a private, comfortable, yet airy nook tucked away from the hustle and bustle below.
The expanded ground floor footprint welcomes a new guest suite as well as a full mud and laundry room, while the renovated garage doubles as a surf shack with a dedicated parking spot for a golf cart perfect for cruising around Pebble Beach. New roof decks on either side of the home invite in views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the golf course and rear yard to the east.
Before & After
"The original house wasn’t much to look at," recalls Grady. "It was a totally neglected 1970s box that had received some updates in the 1980s."
Because of the proximity to the ocean and the family’s love of surfing, a key directive was to bring a SoCal surf vibe to the home. "They were really drawn to a warm, modern aesthetic," says Holbrook, who helped transform the main living area from a cramped series of segmented spaces to an open, warm gathering place.
Read more about the transformation in Dwell Magazine.
Stained wood and concrete finishes reference the classic visual language of Sea Ranch – the exterior is clad in Western Red Cedar siding and dark anodized metal. Casual, colorful, and Malibu inspired modern interiors from Orange County-based Raili Clasen brighten foggy days and sit in contrast with understated, natural material selections.