The entry hall of a traditional style cottage in Pacific Palisades, designed by Los Angeles residential architecture firm Tim Barber Ltd. and Kristen Panitch Interiors.

Coastal Cottage

Pacific Palisades, California

We had worked with the current owners on two of their earlier homes. Coincidentally, their new home was one we had worked on ten years prior for earlier owners. We also had long history with the interior designer, the landscape architect and the builder. This happy reunion made our expansion and reinvention of the home pure joy.

The most extraordinary creation is the kitchen. A sunny, vaulted space with tools for haute cuisine, this room sets the bar high for serious entertaining. Ample work surfaces and convenient storage, including gorgeous stainless steel cabinetry, make cooking an adventure. Significant additions to the rest of the house include a tree-top office for her and a book-lined study for him. The new second-floor family room leads to an under-the-eaves bar for indoor entertaining.  For outdoor gatherings, an outdoor kitchen, dining and fireplace terraces and pool cabana take full advantage of the friendly Southern California climate.   

Photography by Tim Street Porter

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