From the architects
This thirteen room boutique hotel in Laguna Beach, California, was recently renovated and remodeled by the local firm of Horst Architects. The project reflects a forward-looking, contemporary design aesthetic while at the same time, a contextual response to Laguna Beach’s historic cottage aesthetic, such as the adjacent historic Orange Inn which was established in 1931.
The facade is composed of reclaimed wood, Corten steel and a two-story green wall. The reclaimed wood was salvaged from buildings being demolished in east LA which were built in the early 1900’s. Corten steel adds both an earthly quality and the patina of time. The two-story green wall reflects the ardent hills that embrace this seaside community, as well as an interest in sustainability among its residents.
Architect: Horst Architects
Photographer: Aris Iliopulos