As I mentioned in my last post, dear friends bought a Roland E. Coate house in a lovely private community in Laguna Beach. This home has been taken care of and aside from a new coat of paint on some of the rooms in the home, it is, as you can see beautiful and inviting.
This installment of pictures will be of the bedrooms and the kitchen. Enjoy!
This room has a tan and cream traditional toile fabric covering the walls.
A comfortable chair inviting you to relax with a good book sits in the corner.
An antique armoire provides additional storage and charm.
Check the view!
This bedroom is so light and airy. Notice the great Ikea trunk at the foot of the bed (I featured this in an earlier post).
Gray wicker is wonderful!
The kitchen has a built in dish pantry, complete with lighting. Very pretty and practical.
Don't you love the lime green napkins and planter and how it ties in with the limes.
Great stove and I love the old rusted iron piece above the stove.
The windows are amazing.
This trained ivy greets you when you open the back door.
I could love this room with it's overstuffed sofas and breathtaking view!
I hope you have enjoyed your tour as much as I did. Thank you, Glenys for sharing your incredible beach cottage with me!
Susanne Coate Alden said:
I thought you might enjoy some comments from Roand Coate’s daughter. I lived in the beach house for several summers, until it was sold in 1938-9. It was a wonderful house, I loved it very much, and I’m glad it’s still there.
The house was built as an informal vacation home. It was about the second home built in that area of Emerald Bay.
The exterior of the house was painted with bright colors. The balcony was a golden yellow, and the walls were white, but with a bright blue dado. Pots of red geraniums bloomed on the balcony.
Inside, the floors were a dark oak, with matting rugs in the living room. The master bedroom was decorated with red and white twoile (sp) draperies and bed spread. The large east bedroom was the nursery for my brother and myself. My older brother had his own bedroom, and there was a room for the nurse.
There was no balcony over the garage, and certainly no glass windbreak. The guest bedroom downstairs had a hidden compartmant behind the medicine chest – it was in prohibition days!
I can’t imagine painting the house white! It was supposed to be a spanish style. colorful, fun house! Hope you enjoy the house as much as I did all those years ago! Sincerely, Susanne Coate Alden
I will forward your comments to my friend, Glenys, who now owns the home. It’s wonderful and I know she will enjoy hearing what you’ve written.
I’m so happy you found my post on this amazing home.
William B. Coate said:
I am the older brother mentioned in Sue’s comment above. I spent a number of summer vacations in the house which was the only one on the south point of Emerald Bay at that time. There was only one or two on the north point and no more than a dozen in between points. It was the second house designed and followed by two more for his own use by my father in Pasadena, San Marino, and La Canada (I think), respectively. I would like to see a similar work up on the latter two but I don’t remember thier addesses.
Thank you for your additional information regarding your childhood beach house. I hope to do some homework on your father’s architecture and perhaps do another post if I can gather additional images.
It was very nice to hear from you and your sister.
Ernest Tham said:
My wife and I own a Roland E Coate house in Arcadia that was built in 1927 for a gentleman named Armstrong. This house is featured in a magazine called ” California Colonial Homes”. I would like to know more about the history of this house . Any suggestions? (city hall has very little info.)
I have done some research via Google, on Roland E. Coate. There is a site that gives dates and addresses to his homes/buildings. Here is the link (copy and paste it into your address bar to find your home). https://digital.lib.washington.edu/architect/architects/316/
There is a paperback book published by Scrips that features some of his work but the only pictorial I have found so far of his homes is a April 1990 issue of Architectural Digest that features some homes that he designed that some actors now live in (or did live in in 1990).
I hope to do a follow up post on Roland E. Coate since I have heard from two of his children via my blog site. His son, Roland Coate Jr. is an architect as well. If I find anything else I’ll email you.
Thank you for visiting my site.
Thanks for the link -no mention of my house. My home is featured in a book”California Colonial Homes” by Tina Skinner and S.F “Jerry” Cook. My neighbor mentioned that it may have been a residence for a mistress of Mr “Lucky”Baldwin.