Collection by Kelsey Keith

Ways to Deck Out a Wooden Beach House


Vacation homes shouldn't be a pain—they should be low-maintenance places for respite. Here's how ten lakeside and beachfront retreats use the most low-maintenance of materials: wood.

Angled openings in the roofline function as both windows and vents, allowing views and cross-breezes.
Make it float!
The kitchen cabinetry echoes the new blue ceiling. The brick tile is from Heath Ceramics, as is the dinnerware.
Eight-year-old Emily peeks out from a sliding panel door with matte marine hardware that will age gracefully in the...
The exterior is clad in 100-year-old cypress meticulously crafted for the home by former shipbuilder George Velmachos...
The vacation complex is designed to promote an easy flow between the two families' spaces, which include guest cabins...
Alex enjoys a sun-filled breakfast at the built-in dining table and bench, one of many space-saving designs.
Matthew Peek and Renata Ancona built an elevated modern structure near Stinson Beach, California, with mesmerizing...
Arriving guests can see straight through the house to the lagoon beyond.
Inside the cedar-framed pool house are a 40-foot-long lap pool and a hot tub.