A captivating Laguna Beach house inspired by Mediterranean architecture

modern mediterranean home exterior

This modern Mediterranean house was designed by Richard Krantz Architecture together with Ohara Davies-Gaetano, located on the pristine coastline of Crystal Cove, in Laguna Beach, California. The remarkable Provencal architecture harmoniously blends with the 18th-century French doors discovered by the designer during her European travels.

The homeowner’s primary residence is in Austin, Texas, but after spending many vacations in the area, they knew they wanted a place to call their own. They wanted to enjoy the quintessential indoor-outdoor lifestyle that is afforded by California’s temperate climate. 

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Richard Krantz Architecture BUILDER Corbin Reeves Construction INTERIOR DESIGN Ohara Davies-Gaetano

modern mediterranean home entry

Above: The antique planter is from @odggalerie.

modern mediterranean home entry

What We Love: This gorgeous Laguna Beach house features an exquisite material palette, incorporating hues that draw inspiration from the nearby ocean. An antique French theme subtly weaves through the living spaces, imparting a sense of authenticity. In its entirety, this elegantly stone-clad house offers its inhabitants beautifully designed spaces and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this Mediterranean-style house do you find most appealing? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

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modern mediterranean dining room with a large window

Above: This indoor-outdoor dining room features stone walls and a ceiling clad with bleached Douglas fir. The color scheme of the settee is a nod to the water and sky. The fabric was sourced from CHIVASSO – JAB ANSTOETZ.

modern mediterranean dining room

Above: The gorgeous light fixture over the dining table is by Artemest. The dining table is from Hickory Chair, while the chairs are upholstered in a Perennials Fabric. The window treatments are by Calvin Fabrics. The artwork on the wall is from Lucca Antiques.

modern mediterranean courtyard with black and white tiles

Above: This intimate courtyard features a reclaimed black and white marble floor and an 18th-century fireplace surround. While its walls permit airflow, they also shelter from the cool breezes off the ocean.

modern mediterranean courtyard fireplace

modern mediterranean courtyard aerial view

modern mediterranean living room with a fireplace

Above: In the family room, the exquisite “Acrylic on Cut Board” artwork over the fireplace is by Nick Gaetano, sourced from the ODG Galerie. The artwork conceals a television.

modern mediterranean kitchen

Above: In the kitchen, the oak cabinets matches the coffered ceiling that boasts Soane pendant lights called “The Double Rise And Fall Ceiling Light – With Metal Drum Shade”. The countertops are Calacatta marble. The pops of blue from the barstools and range and throughout the home make a nod to the nearby ocean.

modern mediterranean kitchen countertop detail

modern mediterranean kitchen breakfast nook

modern mediterranean family room

modern mediterranean hallway

modern mediterranean curved staircase

Above: The focal point of this residence is an elegant staircase, envisioned by the architect and initially carved from a bar of Ivory soap—serving as a prototype for the seamless curve that currently defines the foyer. Drawing inspiration for this staircase, the architect replicated the swirl that tops an ice cream cone.

modern mediterranean bedroom entry

modern mediterranean bedroom

modern mediterranean bedroom fireplace

modern mediterranean bathroom vanity

modern mediterranean bathroom with a freestanding tub

modern mediterranean bathroom with French doors to a balcony looking out to the ocean

Above: A private patio can be accessed through either the bedroom or the bathroom, boasting Pacific Ocean views.

modern mediterranean spiral staircase

modern mediterranean home exterior


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Annette Laskin
7 months ago

Love all the neutral colors thru out the house. What is the paint color used on the walls and floor trim in the hallway?

8 months ago

Absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing!