Living Room, Concrete Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Shelves To instill a soft juxtaposition to the brick and concrete in the house, Nolan specified Hycraft’s Carramar wool carpet in the living area. Set a step down, the “pit,” as Nolan refers to it, receives the low winter sun but is shielded from harsh summer rays by the deep eaves. The ledge becomes a casual seating area.  Photo 3 of 11 in Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental