Steve Hoiles of Southern California developer Surfside Projects is all about breathing new life into rundown homes in the beach towns between Los Angeles and San Diego.
In one Encinitas rebuild near the ocean, a “full gut-to-studs” project he calls the Beach Lab, Hoiles recycled a post-war bungalow and turned it into a cozy and cool 1,700-square-foot home. So cool, in fact, that it was No. 17 on Dwell.com’s list of the top 20 homes of 2017. Part of what makes the home so great is that Holies has seamlessly blurred the line between the indoors and the outside with huge moving walls of glass that frame picturesque views and allow for abundant California sunshine to bathe the interior.