Text description provided by the architects. SFJones Architects’ latest inspired creation is the hip new M.B. Post in Manhattan Beach, opening in April 2011. For this upscale eatery, SFJones was asked to design a “soulful space.”
A Manhattan Beach resident himself, Jones realized that he could capture the essence of this warm beach community by weaving into the design distinctive local building features such as volleyball posts and lifeguard stations amid reclaimed barn wood, incorporating historical references to the original Manhattan Beach post office with rustic walnut millwork and a faux-painted vintage feature wall.
From its stained concrete floors to its rusted steel doors, these memorable community design elements will resonate with patrons, giving the ambiance a uniquely local personality, imbuing the restaurant with the soul of its clientele.