Home Tour: Inside an Awesome Coastal California Home

The expression “First time’s a charm” has never been truer than in the case of the 2014 Coastal Living Showhouse by Los Angeles-based Burnham Design. Not only was the project the first showhouse for founding partner Betsy Burnham, a veteran designer, as well as the magazine’s first-ever showhouse in California, but she and her partner, Max Humphrey, were also given free rein of the entire house—a landmark project for any designer. “Honestly, I’ve been asked, but I’d never done a showhouse before,” Burnham says. “Timing is such a large part of it, and until Coastal called, the timing for us had never been right.”