A penthouse with a bird’s eye view of Southern California’s coastline is outfitted with eco-friendly furnishings, natural textiles and organic rugs to create a perfect Zen retreat. A natural driftwood sculpture compliments a collection of organic objects as the centerpiece to this biophilic design.

Project Name: Oceanview Penthouse
Studio Name: Sarah Barnard Design

Project size: 3000 ft2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 1
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Photography: Steven Dewall

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This modern design preserves the expansive coastline view utilizing a wall of mirrors to visually extend the entertaining area. White fabric poufs provide extra seating for guests and are low enough to preserve the ocean view. The integrated dining area features a custom made table of chrome and maple perfectly sized for this compact space.

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A collection of eco-friendly materials, organic textiles and vintage accoutrements make this ocean facing penthouse the ultimate beach retreat. The delicate chandelier made up of tiny light bulbs and wire reminds us of stars strung together in the sky. Organic textiles and fabrics were sustainably sourced.

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Healthy design elements like natural woods, raw textiles and plant life are incorporated throughout the space. Salvaged “live edge” wood was used to fabricate custom bookshelves displaying a collection of the homeowners favorite books, fossil and mineral specimens. A handmade wooden bowl in the shape of a seashell is the perfect home to a potted plant adding life to the entertainment center.


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