Contemporary Designer Single Family Home with Naturalistic Quality and Ocean Views
Written by Nicole Borgenicht | Photos Courtesy of Stroyke Properties
Elegantly decorated by renowned Hollywood television designer Erinn V, this fully remodeled four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, which is only three blocks from the ocean, is doused with analogous patterns and complementary shades of brown, silver and teal. The home’s 3,836 square feet are spaciously separated into rooms enriched by rivers of texture, from stainless steel to walnut ceiling, and cabinetry to flowing multi-fabric drapes, providing a luxuriant continuity.
The home’s Mediterranean exterior has a subtle trompe l’oeil modern interior, with natural characteristics any beach lifestyle homeowner would applaud. “The house was very traditional when we started the project, and we wanted to make it feel a little more fresh and modern,” says Erinn V, describing some of the finer renovation details. “Being so close to the beach, the use of natural elements was important, such as beautiful walnut woods and stone in the bathrooms. The house also needed a youthful, modern touch, which was added. Cabinetry was all updated, including new fixtures and doors throughout. Even though this home offers the charm of Mediterranean, it also boasts modern features that today’s buyer desires, such as a chef’s kitchen, open floor plan, and a his-and-hers master bathroom. When you surround yourself with colors found in nature, the space feels larger and more inviting.”
Each room has a harmonious and individualistic tone, with complementary colors and materials resonating throughout the home. Chandeliers and other accents as well as an array of variegated stone provide texture and elemental interplay. Plus, there are a variety of circular, square and octagonal motifs, such as wall hangings and carpet patterns, which boast enchanting, signature decorative patterns. The sun boldly shines over these intimate settings, displaying a terrace view sunset across the ocean that’s beyond one’s imagination.
Homeowners Frank Addante, CEO and founder of The Rubicon Project, Inc., and his wife, Allison Addante, have enjoyed every pleasing moment of their home. “We love the indoor/outdoor living, both in the front and the back. One of our favorite things to do is to open the sliding glass doors at sunset [and] have a fire going inside and outside while we watch the sunset and listen to music from Meiko,” says Frank. They listen through their Savant system while watching a photo slide show on their Apple TV inside, which is viewable from outside. Frank adds, “Watching the sunset and then the day turn to night with the fires going and the lights dimmed through the Lutron lighting system is the perfect transition from the business of the day to the relaxation of the evening…Later, we’ll head down to the theater and watch an hour or two of TV.”
In the quiet community, with friendly neighbors surrounding the home, is an Episcopal church. Situated across the street, it has an area presence. Consequently, plentiful parking is in this Hermosa Sand Section. Nearby is a 10-acre park, clubs, restaurants and award-winning schools, all in walking distance, too. The Addantes’ morning ritual has been a workout in their theater, which doubles as a gym, and then a run or walk on the beach followed by breakfast near the Pier.
“Hermosa Beach has been going through an amazing transformation— and now has the perfect mix of a small community feel: we say hi and wave to our neighbors every morning on the way to work. We walk to the beach, a restaurant, or grab a glass of wine at places like Dia De Campo, Mediterraneo, Rockefeller, or we may do wine tasting at Uncorked as the perfect mix…The revamp of Pier Ave has had a dramatic impact and continues to create a rippled effect of quality,” says Frank.
The stately 1801 Monterey designer home is an inviting presence in the Hermosa Sand Section. In addition, this modern single family abode is just a modest stroll to the sand and sea.