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.
With a style the designers coined "Balinese contemporary," this California beach house fits right in with its beautiful surroundings. Palm trees stand tall in front of the home, completing the quintessential beach look.
The twilight view of this contemporary, beachfront house is as stunning as the Southern California landscape that surrounds it. On the rear facade, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors open this house to the outdoors and take maximum advantage of the ocean view.
This picturesque beach home features large windows to take advantage of the amazing scenery; many types of trees, shrubs and plants; stepping stones to the entryway; a gravel driveway; panel construction and a standing seam roof.
During the day, walls of windows open the beach house to ocean views, but at night, they cast a warm glow across the swimming pool. From here, one can see that each bedroom comes with a private terrace, too.
With a custom copper gate and palm trees out front, this two-story home in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. makes a great first impression. Thanks to its sturdy, contemporary design which has been carefully reinforced by steel beams, the sleek structure can survive tropical storms and the elements.
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.
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.
Welcome to beautiful Turks and Caicos, where blue skies and crystal clear waters seem to literally go on for miles. Located on Providenciales’ North Shore is Villa Cerulean, a contemporary beach house that boasts 118′ of water frontage, as well as an open floor plan with four bedrooms and four baths.
The light sand color of the walls in this beach house warms the space; yet keeps that crisp shoreside feeling. Furniture is minimal and clean-lined, allowing the art in the space -- both the painting and the unique area rug -- to take center stage.
Clean lines, concrete, glass, iron and wood compose this majestic beach home and take advantage of the magnificent site. Multiple types of plants, trees and shrubs surround the site, which is nestled in the hills above the ocean's shoreline. Large windows of varied shapes and sizes allow the homeowners to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from every room.