This classic beach cottage in Santa Barbara was in need of an update and expansion. The exterior had to meet specific guidelines for the neighborhood: warm wood materials, low-slung traditional forms and a style appropriate to both the ocean and adjacent natural salt marsh.
The Redondo Beach House in Southern California consists of eight shipping containers along with traditional stick frame construction. Designed by Peter DeMaria of DeMaria Design, the result is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath that maintains its original corrugated steel walls and wood floors. Airplane hangar doors are a major standout element, and redefine bringing the outdoors in. If you’re a fan of shipping containers but can’t afford an architect, DeMaria also operates Logical Homes, a reasonably priced line of pre-fabricated container homes.
This Miami Beach swimming pool is surrounded by lush tropical plantings, including palm trees, on one side and a contemporary covered deck on the other. The modern aluminum trellis connects the open outdoor kitchen and dining pavilion with the dock.
A symmetrical landscape and minimalist design combine to create this lovely two-story beach house in Miami. Floor-to-ceilings windows on both levels allow plenty of natural light to filter through the rooms during the daytime.
Beach Flip contestants Martha and Alex installed new wood flooring, painted the second floor master bedroom with a refreshing light blue color and installed new curtains and a sliding barn door at the renovated Comfort Breeze condo.
The large dining table in the dining area of this beach house pulls in the feel of the sea with the intricate detail in the backs of the dining chairs, while the fixture above the table adds elegance to the design of the space.