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The owners of Hotel SevenFourOne commissioned Horst to renovate and remodel the hotel in a way that would reflect their overarching commitment to sustainability and Orange County’s cottage vernacular. In addition to the gorgeous vertical garden, which not only freshens up the exterior and interior but actually helps to control the microclimate, the facade features eco-friendly materials as well.

The facade is clad in wood salvaged from old buildings in East LA, which – combined with the Corten steel framing – gives the 12 room hotel an earthy, weathered look and feel. This is a fantastic upgrade that reaches new modern heights without compromising the culture of Laguna Beach.

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