To further play up the industrial modern cottage vibe in this small beach house, a concrete slab floor and industrial HVAC vent running through the ceiling were left in place. Shiplap was added to one accent wall to bring in that coastal element. A blue painted sliding door opens into the bathroom and brings a little bit of color to this space.
Following from the stairwell to the next floor, guests will find a modern hallway softened by deep blue carpet and black curtains. Overhead, flower-like fixtures hang from the ceiling, which both draws the eye upward and creates vertical height, making the space seem larger.
This design features a long curving hall that sweeps through the house. The result is a deep focus space with an unimpeded view from the front door across the entire house and out to the back garden. This continuous space dramatically enhances the circulation of natural ventilation and light. Clerestory windows throughout the house significantly lower the need for artificial light, adding to the house’s sustainability. Cutouts in the wall house simple decoration for added color.
Here's a spectacular stairwell! Wood takes center stage here; the same type and tone are used as support beams, exposed ceiling beams, stairs, door trim and floors. No additional art is needed to make this space special -- it already is!
Because of the extreme parameters on the building site of this home, Bates Masi + Architects made it their mission to explore the geometry of the building to make the space seem larger. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resultant void is a central light well.
This hallway continues the modern design of this apartment. The floor length mirror helps to reflect the white walls and ambient lighting that makes the space look clean and bright, while wood accents in the space add color and warmth. The patterned rug on the floor helps to give the area texture and dimension, while maintaining a sleek, modern look.