Style: Rustic Modern
Produced By: Lisa Bingham Dewart
Photography: Karyn Millet
Architecture: Eric Olsen, Eric Olsen Design
Interior Design: Brooke Shepherdson, Elizabeth Brooke Design
Home Builder: Ross Savage, KRS Development Inc.
Landscape Architecture: Chris Fenmore, Garden Studio Design
he result is farmhouse-fresh.
California architect Eric Olsen successfully merged rustic touches with contemporary design to create his clients’ dream home in Corona del Mar.
The C-shaped residence, which is built around a courtyard, features plantation shutters on Texas limestone, along with vertical siding and sloped ceilings with exposed beams. The interior boasts hardwood floors, white paint and blue- and neutral-toned pieces.
Perhaps most importantly, expansive glass doors let the homeowners enjoy vistas of the Buck Gully Reserve and Pelican Hill Golf Club, as well as San Clemente Island and Catalina.
“Everything is laid out to take advantage of the openness and the views,” designer Brooke Shepherdson says.
A pergola that runs 60 feet from the home’s street entry to the front door is accented by an olive tree, grasses and succulents, giving the abode a bit of California-meets-Mediterranean flair.
In the end, the hybrid of styles is what truly makes the property stand out.
“We took their different tastes and blended them to create something fresh and updated,” Olsen says.