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A Victorian Surf “Shack” in California

A Victorian Surf "Shack" in California

Project: A Victorian Surf “Shack”
Project team: Hunter Carson Design
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Year 2021
Project images: Lauren Pressey

Victorian-era architecture may not conjure images of wetsuits and surfboards. But when Lynn Stone, cofounder of Hunter Carson Design, moved into the ocean-view home with ornate gables, canted bay windows and intricate wood details, she decided to roll with its design tide instead of fight against it.

A Victorian Surf "Shack" in California

Within the home, Lynn created a surf-inspired retreat without going overboard on the nautical theme. She emphasized its architectural elements with a clean, modern approach by painting them all white. Furniture brings a more sophisticated take to beach style without the fussiness.

A Victorian Surf "Shack" in California

All materials and finishes are designed to be “bullet proof” to sand, wet bathing suits and stains. Details include a Kelly Wearstler chandelier that hangs above a 12-foot long trestle table surrounded by Verner Panton-inspired chairs. The main living area includes low-slung seating covered in outdoor fabrics, an organic driftwood table with Lucite base and pair of Mongolian sheepskin covered ottomans.

kitchen, Hunter Carson Design

living room, fireplace, Hunter Carson Design

bedroom, Hunter Carson Design

A Victorian Surf "Shack" in California

bedroom, Hunter Carson Design

bathroom, Hunter Carson Design

A Victorian Surf "Shack" in California

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