This project is driven by the homeowners’ desire to create a beachside retreat with all the amenities needed by a family that loves to entertain. Take into consideration that this is a place where a daytime trip to the beach is just as likely as sunset cocktails and the mix desired is a relaxed sophistication. Indeed, this project could easily have been called “Play House” for the light-hearted living to be contained within its walls. We have loved imagining all the places that might be perfect for a nap, or a party, for that matter. It all begins with the entrance across a Zen meditation garden that will capture the onshore breezes and wrap around the side of the house. At the rear of the lot, a swimming pool stretches from side-to-side and opens to the main level. A wall of sliding doors opens most of this level and creates a flow from the front living room, through the kitchen and eating areas, out to the side yard and rear pool for seamless indoor/outdoor living.
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Large windows face the beach and the woven white metal skin evokes the ripples of sand, of sea, of nature.
The all-white kitchen is open to the upper level. One tread of the stairs extends out to become a countertop and the live-edge dining room table is surrounded by blue and grey chairs that are part of a palette inspired by the beach setting.
The roof deck that opens off the master bedroom has a view of the ocean, space for morning yoga and a firetable and recliners perfect for a sunset cocktail.