In this stylish and light-infused design book, Domino magazine contributor Nina Freudenberger and former Domino photographer Brittany Ambridge offer a glimpse into 20 aspirational bungalows, coastal cabins, boat houses, and hideaways in California, Montauk, Baja, Australia, and more.
Surfing is more than just a recreational activity for its passionate followers—it has become a lifestyle embracing a sense of adventures, zen attitude, and, for many, life near the beach. This sensibility touches every part of their lives including the remarkable places they call home. Surf Shack profiles these spaces, highlighting rooms that prioritise communal socialising and break down barriers between indoors and outdoors, as well as the professional and amateur surfers that crafted them.
Featured surfers include a mix of professionals and serious hobbyists, including Sean MacPherson (whose father starred in Endless Summer and mother was a surf champion), pro longboarder Kassia Meador, surfboard distributor Mel Hayhoe, and furniture maker Mark Tuckey. Lush lifestyle photography shows 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 vicariousness 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, designer Amanda Nisbet, the Southern Style Now Festival, and more.