Like other spaces on the second floor of this coastal retreat, this guest bedroom includes an engineered hardwood floor with distressed textures that add character to this space with wonderful natural light. “This bedroom specifically has a really beautiful view of the pool and marsh out back,” says build manager Scott Branscom. “What we tried to do with all the living spaces was give them a great view.”
The kitchen’s Latte Oak floor adds character to the room. “What I like about hardwood in the kitchen is that it’s more forgiving than a harder floor like tile,” says project manager Scott Branscom. “It’s warm and helps tie spaces together in this home.”
The easy-to-clean, durable and waterproof porcelain tile floor with veining and white grout offers the rich look of Carrera marble. “We did not do hardwood in here,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “We thought it would be smart, since this is where a lot of people will have bathing suits on and also flip-flops.”
Designers wanted to create a bright, stylish main space in this home in which the original features were complemented by the modern updates, so they made use of an open floor plan to highlight the home's original exposed brick and hardwood floor that run throughout the main story of the house. Without walls to block off light, the myriad windows throughout the main space allow natural light into the room, creating that chic, stylish bright look the homeowners wanted.
Sturdy hooks on the closet walls also keep bags off the floor, while rods offer space for hanging garment bags for favorite shirts for the next trip out of town, or off-season storage for seasonal clothing.
The living room’s medium-tone prefinished engineered hardwood floor creates a warm and neutral backdrop for the space. “The best way to describe it would be greige,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “It’s kind of like a grayish beige mix.”