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.
The homeowners wanted a unique design for their Bolinas beach house, so designers aimed to create a clean, airy, modern space. They started with bright, white paint throughout the home and then brought in bold, black accents to contrast the neutral color palette. They continued the design with durable fabrics and furniture to withstand the salty, ocean air and the myriad guests and young children that often occupy the space. Finally, they added a few touches of Scandinavian design to finish off the home.
The back of this modern beach house is oriented towards N.Y.’s Jamaica Bay, allowing the owners to enjoy sweeping views of the sand and surf. When the weather's nice, they can take a stroll along this private dock.
A lovely water feature at the front entrance to the beach home includes a rainfall aspect that trickles into the water below. A concrete walkway divides the water feature to provide a pathway to the front door, with a rocky terrain surrounding the water.
This modern beach home in Jacksonville, Fla., offers its own backyard oasis complete with a swimming pool and mosaic tile spa. Lounge chairs line one end of the pool for sunbathing, and a shaded patio area provides relief in the summer heat.
Straight, clean lines make this beach home entry look modern and sophisticated without trying too hard. A bright and airy color palette helps to compliment the tropical vibe around the coastal accessories.
Here's a comfortable living area with a sophisticated flair, perfect for enjoying lazy days along the shore. The bookcase anchors the space and is trimmed with rope for an added beach feel. A flat screen television is mounted above the wood burning fireplace.
This modern kitchen is toned down and given a more casual, comfortable feel by using rustic yet sophisticated furnishings. The white paint and cabinets create a light and airy feel and expansive windows offer amazing views of the ocean.
A black-and-white graphic floor makes an intriguing counterpart to the sleek gray marble of this bathroom's countertop and walk-in shower. At the end of the room, a large soaking tub sits in front of a floor-to-ceiling window where nothing but ocean fills the view.