We love our job! It gives us the opportunity to enjoy some of the very best architecture and some of the very best design that The Sea Ranch has to offer. This Sea Ranch architectural photography assignment was no exception. Sea Ranch architect David Moulton AIA and his wife and interior designer, Laura Martinez were the dynamic duo who designed and managed this project. The results are wonderful.
Here’s how this team describes the project:
This house at Sculpture Point sits just steps away from ocean bluffs and a sweeping coastline. From the living room and master bedroom one’s vision is drawn through expansive windows to an ever-changing white-water view. Sea Ranch architect, David Moulton AIA was hired to polish and update the interior design of bathrooms, kitchen, fireplace and lighting, all with an eye toward reinforcing that strong continuity between interior to exterior, so its owners and guests could better appreciate the daily transformation of this stunning seaside landscape.
Several practicalities informed the design: the owners wanted to preserve existing cabinetry, slate floors and Douglas Fir open-beam ceilings, and they did not want to alter the room layouts, especially as these elements already related well to the overall setting.
In the master bath David Moulton AIA introduced a teak-plank box to wrap the bathing area. Existing ceramic tile counters, shower enclosure and tub surrounds were replaced with a series of tiles that provide texture and reflectivity, to draw in the natural landscape: Artistic Tile’s Ambra Lake Blue sculptural wave-tile floats on the vanity wall; Porcelenosa’s Brunei-Blanco provides a subtle shimmer of soft white texture to the shower and a sliced pebble shower floor echoes both the natural landscape and the organic materials within the space. A new WetStyle freestanding tub, with a floor-mounted filler column by Kallista, perches beautifully inside its custom teak surround. The existing vanity was wrapped in Altair Silestone and topped with Watermark lavatory faucets presiding over Duravit white porcelain sinks.
In the office bath, David Moulton AIA paneled ten-foot high shower walls with Artistic Tile’s Ocean Brown Vein Cut Travertine tile.
A six foot high mirror from Restoration Hardware hangs above a vanity of Emperador Marble and a Native Trails hammered-copper vessel sink, giving this small bathroom both punch and presence.
The kitchen, which sits adjacent to the living room with its sweeping views of the ocean, was upgraded with polished Del Mare Granite countertops, new GE Appliances, and Akdo Icelandic glass tiles at the backsplash.
Around the fireplace the existing slate tiles were matched and brought full height to simplify and strengthen the overall fireplace design, and a seven-foot live-edged log of Sycamore was milled, polished and mounted on the slate to create a stunning fireplace mantle and help frame the new art niche created above. Existing track lights throughout the house were replaced by new Lightolier LED track fixtures, and Hubbardton Forge Corona pendants were customized to hang on a sloped ceiling over the kitchen bar.
CONTRACTOR: John Schmidt