Laguna Beach Coastal Historic, California

French Provincial Revival


Historic property


1,000 Square Foot addition


Outdoor hardscaping and landscaping

Renovating one of the oldest residences in Laguna Beach poses some unique challenges. That’s why our client turned to the experts at James David Custom Homes to transform his historic property into a home reminiscent of a 16th century European villa. Our team worked closely with the City of Laguna Beach’s Design Review Board during construction, obtaining their approval before every step in the process. As always, we did whatever was necessary to accommodate our client’s needs, including consulting with him via Skype while he was out of state during the renovation. Per his request, rather than leveling the original structure before building the addition, we followed the house’s original lines to ensure the entire home had a handcrafted, old-world feel when the project was complete.

Interior Features:

  • Custom wooden stained-glass windows and doors
  • Handmade cabinets with unique details and finishes throughout
  • Handmade Ken Mason mosaic inlaid shower tile
  • Handmade distressed drop-down ceiling beams and custom framing, drywall and paint designed to create a bespoke, turn-of-the century ambiance
  • Handmade distressed oak flooring with custom herringbone pattern
  • High-end designer finishes throughout (wallpaper, furniture, light fixtures, blinds, countertops, appliances)

Exterior Features:

  • Custom hardscaping featuring handmade waterfalls and fireplaces

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