There are a few architecture studios that we’ve featured a few times on the pages of The Coolector because we can’t get enough of their designs and you can certainly count Surfside Projects chief amongst them. Their latest offering, the wonderfully monikered Cardiff With A Side Of Ranch, is a fine example as to why we’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for their architectural prowess and for those with a love of retro residential fare, look no further.
The brilliantly imaginative Cardiff With A Side Of Ranch from Surfside Projects was essentially an undertaking on behalf of the architects to teach an old home new, contemporary, tricks as it were and the end result is a stunning property that is dripping in vintage vibes but is very much suitable for 21st century living.
Located in California, Cardiff With A Side Of Ranch from Surfside Projects is exactly the sort of old school cool living we aspire to here at Coolector HQ and there is a real attention to detail throughout the design of this majestic looking property. It is the colour, geometry and the material choices of the exterior which does a first class job of informing the architectural metaphor of “old meets new” with the Cardiff with A Side of Ranch build from Surfside Projects.
It has simple design layout which has liberated the segmented original main living area to a light-filled open space that is both welcoming and relaxing in equal measure. The beauty of Surfside Projects’ Cardiff With A Side Of Ranch comes from its sheer simplicity and understated nature which makes it an attractive proposition for anyone who wants laid back living. It boasts an expansive galley kitchen with an island and oversized sliding glass doors that directs all the footfall through the house to a obscenely cool outdoor rear patio where you’ll typically find the owners hanging out.
Cardiff With A Side Of Ranch has an all new 380 square foot pavilion which allows for an impressive and eye-catching angled wood ceiling in the master bedroom with warp around clerestory glass that adds a touch of grandeur to proceedings. The indoor palette of the home supports the concept of a contemporary beach house with prominent natural wood materials, clean white toned walls and visible exposure of the home’s structural components – all features that we love here at The Coolector.
Glorious Inside & Out
The quality of Cardiff With A Side Of Ranch is plain to see both inside and out and the team at Surfside Projects really have excelled themselves with this exemplary build. To the front of the property, the original elbowed asphalt driveway was replaced by a usable green space and a permeable grass driveway was relocated . Landscaping was dedicated to specifying low mow/drought tolerant/water wise native grasses, succulents and cacti and gives the whole exterior a pleasing verdant aesthetic.
We love the builds of Surfside Projects here at Coolector HQ and Cardiff With A Side Of Ranch might just be their most impressive and accomplished to date. There is something undeniably alluring about the laid back vibes that their builds positively exude and this is California living at its finest.