This stylish and light-infused design book offers a glimpse into 20 aspirational bungalows, coastal cabins, boat houses, and hideaways in California, Montauk, Baja, Australia, and more. Surfing is a lifestyle that embraces a sense of adventure, a zen attitude, and, for many, life near the beach. The remarkable homes proflied in Surf Shack epitomise this surfing sensibility, partly because they're all homes crafted or owned by professional and amateur surfers. Lush lifestyle photography depicts rooms that prioritise communal socialising and break down barriers between indoors and outdoors, and highlights just how sophisticated and inviting these homes are, with personal accents (like handmade surf boards, cactus gardens, or Mexican blankets) juxtaposed with dreamy architectural details (outdoor showers, plunge pools, and skylights). Just as readers bought Cabin Porn for the vicarious enjoyment of simple, rustic, small-space living, so, too, will readers come to this book for the laid-back lifestyle of shown in these homes.
Nina Freudenberger is the founder of the interior design firm Haus Interior. Nina and her work have been featured in Lonny, Domino, Martha Stewart, Design*Sponge, Elle Decor, Remodelista, Apartment Therapy, and more. Photographer Brittany Ambridge is the former photography director of Domino, where she served as the sole photographer of the magazine for two years. Previously, she worked at both One Kings Lane as a photo editor and Lonny magazine as the photo producer. She also shoots for the New York Times.