Orange County’s days as an agricultural community are long gone, but you can still walk into a home and find an apron sink, wide-plank wood floors, or other farmhouse design elements drawn from yesteryear and updated for today.
“It’s reinventing something old and making it new again,” says Sandy Anchondo, owner of ReStyle Interiors. “For millennials, farmhouse style is fresh and new. For others, it reminds them of a bygone era and simpler times. Maybe their grandparents had a cast iron apron sink in the kitchen, and now they have a modern, stainless-steel version in theirs.”
In this Laguna Beach kitchen, Anchondo says resurgent farmhouse design elements look perfectly modern, including a white porcelain apron sink and six-inch floor planks of blond oak. White custom cabinetry and white beadboard on the vaulted ceiling coordinate with the color scheme. The kitchen also has stainless-steel appliances—including two ovens—Carrera marble countertops, a breakfast island for six, and a floor plan that extends into the great room.
The 1947 two-story home on Holly Drive, offered for $2.65 million, has five bedrooms and four full baths in 3,000 square feet. It has an interior courtyard, ocean views, and two garage spaces. Listed by Harold Noriega, 949-400-9905