Inside, a gorgeous wet bar offers bar stools and air conditioning. But for a day on the beach, nothing beats this outdoor bar space. Retractable glass windows open up, allowing guests to remain outside and be served cold beverages while relaxing on outdoor stools.
The turquoise front door opens into a bright airy foyer and stair space. This space sets the tone for the modern coastal style of the home. Thanks to wood paddles for wall decor, white shiplap walls and ceilings, a simple black railing and three brass, coastal-feel light fixtures, there is a definite beachy vibe when you first walk in.
By simply changing the millwork, this entry and stair space got a huge refresh. Shiplap walls greet visitors to an immediate ‘by the water’ feel. That combined with the watery painting featuring bold turquoises and greens (that reminded designers of lily pads) drives home the coastal feel. A LED light in the glass ball on the newel post is set to a photocell - so it comes on each night when it gets dark!
To get a coastal look for less, hit estate sales, flea markets and garage sales to find cool, kitschy items like the Jim Beam commemorative decanter, hand-carved wooden fish and blue glass bottle used on this beachy bar.
What used to be an old, unattractive outdoor utility room is now a new surf bar and party room that sits next to the porch of this home. Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri transformed the space on HGTV's Cousins on Call.