Carter Design opened up a wall and created a counter to eat at and enjoy the view to exclude the need for a table, as space was limited.
The bleached walnut was a material used on all the cabinetry throughout the condo to bring in an organic wood element that did not overtake the art. Jason Koharik's custom light and the vintage Bertoia chairs add just the right pop.
Stone crowns atop columns lead the way to a giant chess board made of prefab 2x2 concrete squares with exposed pebbles. Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates. Inc., has red roses on one side and white roses on the other. Fourth of July roses, which are speckled and look like they're being painted for the Queen, are in pots behind the benches. "If it's your fantasy, just go there," says Grace. "Don't do it by halves."
Comfortable lounge chairs overlook the contemporary pool and Pacific Ocean beyond. Columns outfitted with curtains provide protection from wind and sun, as well as an element of privacy. Native grasses soften the hardscaping.
A dramatic grade change on the site made the outdoor space non-functional and disjointed, prompting the need for more usable space. Using several terraced levels and a rooftop garden overlooking the ocean, the outdoor space was maximized for use as entertaining and relaxing nodes.