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Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger

Laid-Back Living by the Water

Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger

Surf Shack

Nina Freudenberger
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter
  • On sale: April 11, 2017
  • Price: $35
  • Pages: 272
  • ISBN: 9780451496058
Contact: Jana Branson

“Surfers are a breed unto themselves and their homes, hideaways, and surf shacks are just as unique, no matter where in the world they may be found. A nice rack to store surfboards, maybe an outside shower to wash off the ocean and sand, and an ideal spot to hang and dry wetsuits or surf trunks are mandatory—everything else comes after. Nina Freudenberger has taken a good look at not only a number of these vastly different abodes but also a quick glimpse into the particular and even peculiar lives that are lived there. Because after all, to a surfer at least, surfing is the only life.” — Gerry Lopez, renowned surfer innovator and author of Surf Is Where You Find It

“Even if you don’t own a surfboard, there’s so much to learn from this gorgeous book about living a creative, authentic life.” —Emily Henderson, author of the New York Times bestseller Styled

“For me, the home is never about decoration, it’s about personal expression and creating a foundation for an active life, which is exactly what Nina has captured here. This book gives me a ton of ideas!” Maxwell Ryan, author of Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home


In SURF SHACK: Laid-Back Living by the Water (Clarkson Potter; April 11, 2017; $35.00; Hardcover), interior designer Nina Freudenberger gives readers a glimpse inside the bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Here are houses of both longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life.

The twenty-six surfers’ stories that are brought to life by writer Heather Summerville include artists, designers, and creatives who have all found a way to intersect their love of the water with their entire way of living. Locations and aesthetics range from a desert hideaway in Ojai, California, a coastal cabin in Bells Beach, Australia, and a mountain house in Hayama, Japan, to a farmhouse family compound in Malibu, California, a converted B&B in West Marin, California, a houseboat in the Rockaways, and a Nordic A-frame in Montauk, New York. The book is an authentic

glimpse into the world of surfers and surf culture through their domestic environments, and beautiful photographs by Brittany Ambridge capture the lifestyle, architecture, interior décor, and details of these like-minded surfers from around the world.

With more than 250 vibrant photographs of room details and bright beaches, SURF SHACK captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.


About the Author:

NINA FREUDENBERGER is the founder of the boutique interior design firm Haus Interior, located in both NYC and LA. In addition to her studio work, her line of Haus hand-poured candles are carried in more than 200 design and gift stores nationwide, represented in all fifty states and internationally. Nina and her work have been featured in Elle Décor, New York Times, New York magazine, Elle, Travel and Leisure, Domino, Martha Stewart Living, Design*Sponge, Remodelista, Apartment Therapy, Domaine, and more


Homeowners and locations included in the book:

Julia Chaplin – Brooklyn, New York

Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska – Montauk, New York

Yves Béhar and Sabrina Buell – West Marin, California

Takashi and Misako Kumagai – Hayama, Japan

Mark and Louella Tuckey – Clareville, Australia

Brittney Borjeson – Sayulita, Mexico

Greg Chait – Paradise Cove, California

David and Liz Netto – Amagansett, New York

Channon and Bianca Roe – Ojai, California

Blake and Heather Mycoskie – Topanga Canyon, California

Shanan Campanaro and Nick Chacona – Brooklyn, New York

Vanessa and Steven Alexander – Malibu, California

Sofie Howard – Paradise Cove, California

Mel Hayhoe – Avalon, Australia

Hana Waxman – Sayulita, Mexico

Desanka Fasiska – Los Angeles, California

Simon Taylor and Kirsty Davey – Jan Juc, Australia

Andrea Shaw and Duncan Russell-Smith – Torquay, Australia

Mark Gibson and Maria McManus – Montauk, New York

Dave Muller and Lana Porcello – Outer Sunset, California

Heather Tierney – Venice, California

Paul and Liz Masi – Amagansett, New York

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