At just under 1,000 square feet, designers had a lot of function to fit into a small space. The homeowners wanted to keep the original structure of the home their grandfather built, but they wanted it updated to include a functional kitchen, living areas and bedrooms, so designers created living spaces with an open concept on the beach side to take advantage of the home's magnificent beach view. Then, they tucked as many beds as possible in the second half of the house so that the entire family would have a place to sleep when the family visited the house.
The homeowners enhanced the home's original footprint to create a true haven of serenity resplendent with the beauty of water, nature and relaxation. The short distance from the home to the beach allows for casual walks and taking in the view.
Here, a gorgeous coastal home featuring a beautiful front porch. With island breezes, there's no better place to sit on a summer evening than a screened in porch with all of the amenities for a cookout and gathering. For the winter months, there's a fireplace to keep cozy while enjoying the outdoors.
This beach house's front entrance leaves guests with quite the first impression, with its linear water feature, rainfall element and minimal landscaping. A bed of rocks surrounds the water feature to add interest and texture to the design.
A lovely water feature at the front entrance to the beach home includes a rainfall aspect that trickles into the water below. A concrete walkway divides the water feature to provide a pathway to the front door, with a rocky terrain surrounding the water.
Black roofing provides contrast against this beach cottage's white exterior. As night falls, the home's warm interior light floods outside. French doors open up to a large front patio surrounded by a low privacy wall.
Located in a prestigious neighborhood in Miami Beach, this contemporary home bespeaks of modern luxury in a clean and sleek form. The minimalist garden of date palms and monochromatic green palette complements the architecture of the home.
The white exterior of this California home shines in the low evening light. Black roofing creates striking contrast and frames the shape of the home. Two sets of French doors open out to the front yard, which is surrounded by a low privacy wall.
A bright yellow front door welcomes guests in a playful way to this beach house meant to inspire joy, The yellow sets the tone for the whimsical colors and patterns throughout the home, such as the pineapple print wall covering in the dining room.
This beach house is located in an historic area surrounded by homes from the early 1900s to new, expansive houses. The designers and architects wanted to be sensitive to the historic area while still creating a bright and open new home that reflects the island beach feel.
This white-on-white beach residence has a subtle contrast between the house and trim. From the street, it all looks like the same color; up close it reveals more depth. The gorgeous staircase leads homeowners and guest onto a front porch and into the home.
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Melissa and Mahdi repainted the street side office balcony from the outdated, faded green to a fresh coastal green and added new deck furniture at the renovated Coastal Calm condo. (after 197)