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.
Bring the natural beauty of the coast inside by incorporating beach-inspired elements, like this driftwood-toned wooden table and sea-colored glassware. The seascape painting above the mantel reminds you that the water is never far away.
Even the guest cottages in the waterside community of River Dunes, near New Bern, N.C., use high-tech, low-maintenance AZEK materials, whereas traditional Craftsman-style buildings have used wood for the exteriors. The advantages of this material are numerous for homes near the water.
This stunning 5400 sq. ft. Craftsman style beach house offers spectacular views of Lake Washington, five bedrooms and four baths, a detached garage, off-street parking, and cedar shake roof -- plus, it's steps from the water's edge.
The captivating pool and Polynesian roofed terrace provides a delightful focal point for the home, which is beautifully positioned within lush landscaped gardens approximately 500 feet above sea level on a 0.8-acre hillside promontory.
This Craftsman style beach house in Washington state is only steps from the water's edge, and sits on a private, landscaped lot along Lake Washington. The home also features postcard views of the Seattle skyline and snow-capped Olympic Mountains from every room.
When you have a large island, designers often use three pendants to fill the space. A pendant with mercury glass, for example, can add style to any kitchen, no matter whether you’re going for a retro look or an upscale Mediterranean-style beach cottage, like this home in Alys Beach, a coastal Florida community. This finish is available anywhere from $50 and up through home decor stores and retailers.
The bedroom continues the home’s minimalist, earthy aesthetic, which Amy calls, “Spa Retreat.” The emphasis in this room is on linens and sheets that add a bit of blue to the sea of neutrals that define the home. The addition of shades of blue creates a more beach-centered look in the bedroom.
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.