Steel, limestone, wood and concrete mingle on this exterior for a textural, contemporary look. A black framed French door with sidelights and a transom window makes up the front entrance. Modern lantern sconces flank the front door.
A beautiful buffet fits perfectly in this nook. A black frame allows the gold drawers and cabinets to shine and highlights the lovely shape of the piece. White wainscoting is topped with gray wall paint with a textured look on the back wall. A decorative black framed mirror is mounted on the wall, and unique silver branch-like candlesticks top the buffet.
Influenced by Colonial and Victorian architecture, the uniquely American Farmhouse home style looks just right with tall, narrow, double-hung windows, bay windows and window groupings, and 2-over-2 grille patterns. Black exterior window frames add striking contrast for curb appeal.
A sleek, floating concrete sink contrasts with the rugged reclaimed wood shelf below for an unexpected pairing. Brass sconces provide a polished detail to counterbalance rustic features, like the mirror rope and bottom shelf.
Spectacular views of the water are visible from the open kitchen through black framed windows in the dining room. A mid-century modern Sputnik chandelier and lucite dining chairs don't inhibit views of the beach thanks to their airy, transparent designs.
The sophisticated design of this bathroom befits its urban setting: simple, spare but elegant. The marble flooring picks up the crisp accent of the black window frame and check out that tempting soaking tub.
Another splurge in the design was custom framing for the fine art photography. Black lacquered framing was chosen to coordinate with the black accents of the room, while an inset turquoise fillet — the accent molding that fits inside a larger frame and usually sits on top of the mat — helps highlight the blue tones in the art. Since the room receives ample sunlight, non-glare acrylic was chosen rather than glass to protect the art from UV rays.