Close to the top of Heidi Zuckerman’s 15-year tenure as CEO and director of the Aspen Artwork Museum, she determined to search for a property in Laguna Seaside, California. Heidi wasn’t certain if the home would function a trip house or major residence, however she was drawn to the West Coast location and wished to spend extra time there. It wasn’t till she purchased an the other way up home in 1974 that the Orange County Museum of Artwork supplied her their high job.
Some would possibly say it was kismet — and Heidi, who additionally hosts the About Artwork podcast, agrees. “I really feel like that is the place I at all times ought to have been and I really like every part about residing right here,” she says. “There’s one thing concerning the solar and the ocean that is so rejuvenating to me.”
Nevertheless, Heidi did not actually settle in till she remodeled the 1,879-square-foot abode right into a tranquil retreat. She labored with Jessica Brende of Brende Marshall Design on the architectural updates, which included sandblasting the stucco exterior, including hemlock siding, and constructing a half toilet. Jessica’s greatest suggestion was to take away the hearth and refocus the primary degree on a brand new nook window dealing with the Pacific Ocean.
“It is all about orientation to the ocean, feeling the ocean breeze and with the ability to odor the ocean,” says Heidi. “Every thing may be very gentle and white and meditative and peaceable and quiet.”