A beachfront condo gets totally reimagined
Lynne and Bob purchased their beachfront condo many years ago as a second home. As they began to spend more time at the beach, they imagined the changes they would like to make to it.
Although the condo had walls of floor to ceiling glass, the floor plan did not take full advantage of the ocean view. The unit had low, textured ceilings, and even lower hallways and soffits making it feel small and closed-in.
Most importantly, it was not representative of the owners' aesthetic.
Entry hall ceiling was low to accommodate HVAC.
Textured ceilings with exposed conduit.
Kitchen was walled in and obstructed the view. The ceiling was low.
Mirrored walls, carpet, and vertical blinds made the space look dated.
The Fun Begins!
To achieve Lynne and Bob's vision, we tore out the entire interior and started over, keeping only the plumbing locations.
We removed and lowered the ceilings slightly to accommodate all new electrical, getting rid of the exposed conduit and the dated texture.
The HVAC was rerouted to raise the entry hall ceiling height.
The kitchen walls and soffits were removed to open up that area to the living room.
Large format shellstone limestone pavers placed on the diagonal replaced the carpet and tile.
Distinctive doors and crown molding added elegant details.
A Kitchen with a wow factor
Stunning sodalite countertops evoke the blues and greens of the Atlantic Ocean and a dramatic pendant glass light adds drama to the entry.
A Great Room with a View
With floor to ceiling glass, this room is all about the view.
The owners wanted to reuse their timeless dining table and chairs, coffee, and end tables. In addition, they had an extensive collection of art we could work with. We added a low profile oversized ceiling fan and classic white sofa and recovered the chairs in a tropical indoor/outdoor fabric.
Remote controlled solar mesh shades soften the light during early mornings and provide privacy at night.
When your bedroom has floor to ceiling glass and a spectacular ocean view, not much more is required.
Lynne and Bob wanted to be able to enjoy the ocean view from their bathroom as well. This required some compromises, but Bob and Lynne were delighted with the outcome.
We opened up the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom installing a glass window that could be covered with a remote controlled shade.
The mosaic in the glassed in shower was inspired by a fountain Lynne had seen in Italy.
The grab bars insure she and Bob can enjoy their home for many years to come.
"Jody assisted us in designing a TOTAL renovation of our 1565 square foot ocean front condo. We removed walls and rebuilt every room of our 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Jody offered endless helpful ideas. We wanted multiple custom designs and finishes; she was able to assist and to rally our builder and subcontractors to rise to the occasion. Wonderful designer! We can imagine no one better!"