Delmar Residence - Laguna Beach
An intimate home for an intimate site, this small, urban-infill project makes the most of it's limited 3,000 square foot lot. Designed as a composition in three layers: Living, Sleeping, and Service, the Del Mar house feels remarkably spacious while also respecting the floor area ratio limitations of being no larger than 1.5 times the buildable area of the lot.
Sandcastle Residence - Los Osos
Awarded the 2014 American Institute of Architects Citation Award for Outstanding Residential Design
Awarded the 2014 Gold Nugget Grand Honors for On The Boards Custom Home
Found at the end of a coastal hillside road, this small house is sheltered from view by the rugged topography near Montana de Oro State Park. Protected by the solid front wall that frames the entry elevation, the house sits lightly on a natural coastal terrace preserving the rock formations and soft chaparral around it.
Cornelio Residence - San Clemente
Awarded the 2011 American Institute of Architects Merit Award for Outstanding Residential Design
Designed for a neuro surgeon, an attorney cum yoga instructor and their family, the Cornelio house sits on a narrow corner lot enjoying views of the hills, the city, and the Pacific horizon beyond. Conceived as a collection of light and airy public spaces set above a base of private areas the house is at once protected from the street while remaining open to the views that surround it.
Dillon Residence - Laguna Beach
Awarded the 2016 American Institute of Architects Citation Award for Outstanding Residential Design
Awarded the 2011 Gold Nugget Grand Honors for On The Boards Custom Home
Envisioned as a hidden gem nestled within a hillside grove of fragrant
eucalyptus the Dillon Residence rewards the adventurous who find their way to
the end of this narrow hillside street overlooking the picturesque coastline of
Linden Residence - Laguna Beach
The refined exterior of this modest Laguna Beach cottage offers a quiet backdrop for the sophisticated European inspired interiors found within. Stepping through the door you are transported to an inner sanctuary skillfully detailed with a focus on elegant, yet easy beach living. A stately olive tree shades the inner courtyard and weaves a thread of light through the house, bridging the public living areas to the more intimate private spaces. Designed for a retired couple with today's active lifestyle in mind, the house is a modern oasis reflecting an age of traditional sophistication.
Like a film unfolding in time this home plays as a sequence of inviting experiences as one leaves the street, moves under the entry arcade, across the pool bridge and into the circulation core. The procession continues on the second floor through another arcade to the great room with its ocean view beyond.
Avenida San Juan House - San Clemente
A sloping hillside lot provides a dramatic site for this 4,100 square foot contemporary home where dramatic views of the city and Pacific Ocean beyond fill the two story great room windows. Simple but sophisticated geometries interconnect to create generously proportioned living spaces while the transparency of the space is celebrated.
McGrath Residence - Big Bear Lake
A lush, wooded site offers dramatic views to Big Bear Lake from this three level modern cabin. Here, the language of a mountain cabin is reinterpreted into a series of minimal forms, each respecting the other while together, forming a consistent whole.
Outrigger Residence - Newport Beach
Step off the street and into the lush entry courtyard to be transported a world away. This home is a destination unto itself. Thoughtfully designed and rendered with finishes that are sophisticated yet easy to care for, this modern family home with a mid-century flair is as comfortable entertaining important guests as it is hosting every day living.
Turtle Rock Residence - Newport Beach
How do you turn a 1970s tract house into a sophisticated family oasis? Simple. Start by pulling out the clumsy brick fireplaces and the old, tired kitchen to open up the space. Then bring in a new entry, powder room, bar, and a chef's kitchen. Top it off with a new linear fireplace and an outdoor lounge, and you've got yourself true California living at it's best. Easy and carefree. Time for a cocktail on the patio, don't you think?
Sunset Residence - Laguna Beach
What else would you do with a tired beach cottage from the 1950s, but swank it up? Mix three parts California style, two parts family friendly living, and one part ocean view, shake well and pour over crisp white walls and a dash of wood siding. Served chilled, over ice for a cool spin on the classic beach cottage. Here the living is easy and the ocean breeze is always swaying through the trees. When things cool down in the evening, just seek an intimate seat in the courtyard for a warm conversation with friends. Life's good. So is the architecture. Enjoy it.
Hykes Residence - Dana Point
What started off as a typical, 1970s Dana Point tract house has been transformed into a modern and transitional beach cottage, filled with light and smiles. Perfect for easy family living, California style.
Corwin Residence - Rancho Mirage
Awarded the 2009 Gold Nugget Award "Best of the West" for Outstanding Renovated or Restored Single House
Elevated above the desert floor to capture breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Coachella Valley below, this nearly 7,000 square foot award winning home was extensively remodeled, re-imagined and transformed from an awkward Tuscan style into a crisply modern and sustainable desert oasis. Shaded by new canopies or deep overhangs, new frameless glass doors pivots open or fold back on themselves to erase the boundaries between indoors and out. Lustrous recycled glass terrazzo floors extend out to the patio terraces, further dissolving the separation of inside and out. Beyond the glass walls a landscape of cactus and native succulents that were carefully selected to provide a modern, water wise garden that is easily sustainable in the desert environment.
Bellino Residence - Laguna Beach
Set majestically into a cliff above Woods Cove beach in Laguna, this extensively remodeled property boasts over 70 feet of ocean frontage, making it a Laguna oasis that ideally epitomizes oceanfront living and entertaining. With 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, dramatic ocean view decks, and an open floor plan this home provides more than enough room for comfortable luxury and entertaining. Nearly every room frames glorious ocean views, including sit down views from the spacious formal living and dining rooms. Over 1,000 sq. ft. of exterior decks come complete with full amenities creating a space of true indoor/outdoor living.
Gallo Residence - Laguna Beach
An existing Laguna Beach cottage was in desperate need of repair. Luckily, the owner saw a diamond in the rough and helped to bring back to the old home it's past magic and glory. A 2,000 square foot addition adds bedrooms and play areas for the children and compliments the home's original character by keeping the forms and scale small and appropriate. A glistening pool finishes the scene, ready for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Lindsay - Kierouz Residence - Laguna Beach
An enchanting 1930s Spanish style cottage is remodeled to create a unique home where interior and exterior blend, and the charm of the original is contrasted against the modern style of the new kitchen, baths, and outdoor terraces.
Fordiani Residence - Big Island, Hawaii
An authentic Hawaiian plantation compound, where several small buildings gather to form a village of living space focused on the views to the ocean beyond.
Ash Residence - Newport Beach
A charming 1930s California Cottage style home is remodeled to create an open and spacious plan to accommodate today's modern lifestyle. The character of the original house is maintained and enhanced by the lush gardens and planted lath houses adjacent the home.
Klein Pool - Laguna Beach
Resting gently below the tall, barn-like house that architect Fred Briggs designed for a steep Laguna hillside in the early 1970s, this infinity edge pool reflects the colors of the sky above while extending into the landscape as a platform of pure suspended water. Both inviting and mysterious, the shimmering surface beckons you to fall in, and find for yourself where the pool ends and the sky begins.
Katz Pool - Laguna Beach
A small patch of yard adjacent an existing home proved the perfect site for this modest pool and spa. Floating delicately above the ground the pool appears as a sheet of glass, reflecting the sky above, inviting the passer by to run their fingers across the surface, breaking the stillness with a thousand ripples. Marking the line between a crisply defined patio and a lush yard this infinity edge pool promises a welcoming oasis for those who slip into the still waters.
Mathews Residence - Laguna Beach
A cramped beach house kitchen and dining room are transformed into a gourmet's haven, while simple materials and unique details bring an otherwise ordinary bathroom to life.
Silver Trumpet Bar and Restaurant - Costa Mesa
Awarded the 2016 American Institute of Architects Citation Award for the 2016 Featured Category
Located on the first floor of the recently rebranded Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa, a short walk from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Silver Trumpet Bar and Restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a pre-show dinner or a late night cocktail.
Wine Gallery - Laguna Beach
The intimate environment of the Wine Gallery restaurant makes the most of its relatively small space, offering the perfect place to enjoying a rustic wood fired pizza with a glass of fine wine. From the warm tones of wooden wine barrels to the crisp lines of the Italian marble bar the finishes are at once sophisticated yet relaxed. The shimmering cleff-faced marble wall and polished concrete floors contrast the exotic wood paneling and a live-edge community table developing an atmosphere as dynamic as the culture of Laguna Beach.
Urbun Burger - Laguna Beach
Awarded the 2016 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for the 2016 Featured Category
Conceived as a modern, beach inspired interpretation of the hamburger stands and drive-ins of the 1950s, Urbun Burger in Laguna Beach is a study in simplicity and order. A long, white shoebox form is bisected by a vertical wood screen that organizes the two main spaces of the restaurant: service at the front and dining at the back. The inside is revealed to the street by a rectangular "cookie cutter" window that punctures a deep hole in the front wall of the space, framing the diners at the bar within. The walk-up window near the front door makes lunch an easy stop for beach goers heading to the sand just steps away while the doors of the back area open wide to create a "neighborhood dining room" where friends and family gather to enjoy the warm sun of the afternoon or a warm fire in the evening. Staying true to its inspiration Urbun is a simple roadside hamburger stand, but its simplicity is its strength.
Peter Blake Gallery - Laguna Beach
Defined by the crisp, white edges of the outer walls and the 12 foot tall ceilings, this gallery space unfolds and interconnects as one moves from front to back and side to side. Hidden spaces invite exploration and reward the adventurous with a sense of discovery and intimacy where the artwork finds repose in a dynamic, yet remarkably quiet setting. Here the architecture steps aside from the art, letting the works shine on their own.
Silver Trumpet Bar and Restaurant Concept- Costa Mesa
With plans to renovate the hotel restaurant, lobbies, outdoor patios, and other public spaces, the Wyndham Orange County Hotel, now the Avenue of the Arts Hotel asked us to help them define a new entry, dining patio, and image for their upscale restaurant, the Silver Trumpet.
Wohrle Dental Clinic - Newport Beach
A cutting edge dental implant clinic is envisioned as a gleaming white space where technology and a doctor’s skill converge to provide the patient with an experience like no other. The warm cherry floor provides a perfect foil to the crisp white walls. The walls in turn reflect and scatter the daylight which streams in from the many windows framing the skyline of Fashion Island and the Newport Beach coastline.
Tek Salon - Newport Beach
Part hair salon, skin care spa, and beauty laboratory, this salon uses technology in a unique and immersive manner to heighten a patron’s beauty experience. Envisioned as a crisp, white space where simple elements, colors, and forms are celebrated, the salon’s form manifests the concept of the owner who believes that beauty, both material and personal, can be found when one removes the extraneous and reveals the elemental parts of the whole.
Fetneh Blake Clothing Store - Laguna Beach
A 1930s art deco styled façade is cut open to reveal the interior space where, like paintings in a museum, high fashion clothing is displayed on custom wall brackets bathed in the glow of the warm sun shining in from the skylights above.
Fresh Produce Clothing Store Balboa Island - Newport Beach
An early 20th Century fire station is converted into a light filled clothing boutique where the historic fabric of the existing building adds a level of depth and texture to the lush colors and casual style of the beach wear for sale.
Anders Lasater Architects Studio
Merging art with architecture to create a dynamic work environment our new studio is conceived as an office within a gallery allowing our work to be informed and inspired by the beautiful objects that surround us. Drawing from recent projects such as the Peter Blake Gallery and the Riviera Room where the art takes a leading role in defining the space, our studio is composed as a balance of light, space, color, and form allowing the creative spirit to flourish.
Having recently collaborated on a variety of gallery and retail projects, Gallerist Peter Blake and architect Anders Lasater have, with the Riviera Room, again combined their talents for transforming an otherwise ordinary space into an extraordinary environment where art and architecture become one.
Curated by Peter Blake with prime examples of contemporary painting and sculpture, the Riviera Room is a cultural experience defined by art and design. Conceived as an "art gallery for living" architect Anders Lasater has created the same refined setting that he achieved at the Peter Blake Gallery itself.
Incorporating lifestyle elements that make living more than just existing, the Riviera Room at la Casa del Camino becomes a cultural “home away from home” reflecting the qualities and tastes a sophisticated traveler has come to expect.
Casa del Camino Hotel - Laguna Beach
At the corner of Cress Street and Coast Highway the Casa del Camino Hotel has stood as a landmark in the middle of Laguna Beach for nearly eighty years. As her eightieth birthday approached the owner of the hotel commissioned this document to highlight and feature the hotel’s storied past and the lives of those who’ve made her the special place she remains today. Faithfully researched in the archives of the Laguna Beach library this document views the hotel’s history through the lens of the local newspaper articles of the time.
Nix Nature Center Signage and Shade Sail - Laguna Beach
A dramatic concrete wall serves as the backdrop for the colorful patron banners that honor those who have helped to make the Nix Nature Center a reality. The vibrant fabric signs cling delicately to the massive wall creating a juxtaposition of material and scale while over head a taught shade sail offers respite from the afternoon sun. This project was a collaboration with SoLa Creative of Laguna Beach, California.