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.
With its salmon pink exterior, it's clear this jewel box of a beach house is ready for fun. Inside are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open concept living area, all with views of downtown Honolulu, as well as Maui's south shore.
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.
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.
Broad windows are the defining feature of the rear facade of this stunning Newport Beach, California, home. Due to the ample fenestration, nearly every room in this waterfront house has a view. In the party-ready backyard, a sleek, modern pool and multiple seating areas provide a range of entertainment options for guests.
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.
Traditional architectural details on this Newport Beach, California, home offer hints of Cape Cod, inspired by the homeowner's summer memories of Nantucket. Inside, deep earth tones, layered textures and relaxed furnishings soften the crisp white and charcoal framework and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding harbor.
This luxurious bathroom is the perfect place to relax after a long day at the beach. The marble of the walls and the floor gives the space an elegant feel, while the clean lines and bright white color of the vanity makes the space feel fresh and bright.