Shell and Hill Construction

General Contractor - Costa Mesa, CA


5 reviews


5 reviews

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Laguna Beach Renovation

Sep 2013

The "Mermaid House" is a famous landmark in Laguna Beach. The original cottage was built in 1906, was always painted light blue and white, and was atop the garage. Additional "layers" had been added up the slope of the lot at various times. First, the cottage was stabilized and completely restored. Batten and board, open design kitchen, functional bathroom. There is a small, very small bedroom and living room...3 blocks from the beach. The rest of the house was "gutted." One story was turned into a yoga room...cork floors, niches for candles and a small garden maintaining a very old grape vine. The next story was for guests. It contained a bathroom, bedroom, foyer and the laundry room - all brand new. The final and upper story was the living area with a huge porch...just a glimpse of the ocean, living area, kitchen and the up to the master bedroom and bath. The project, with all the design ideas and changes, took approximate three years to complete. Maintaining the integrity of the exterior look of the cottage in line with an historical building in this famous seaside village.


Laguna Beach, CA