September 18th 2014

open house: beach aerie

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This is another entry in a series of posts titled “open house” in which we offer photographic tours of selected projects.
20140326203546793698000000-oAs Summer wanes, I’d like to open the door to one of our beach homes.  This house, elegantly simple in its design, rests in the popular panhandle Florida town of Rosemary Beach.  Founded in 1995, this seaside hamlet has become a popular destination for vacationers, escapists and design enthusiasts.  Serving as a perfect backdrop, the Gulf’s pristine sugar-white beaches lovingly embrace the sun-drenched natural wood and stucco structures that pepper this planned community.

The plan of this three story house is deceptively simple:  the first floor houses an entrance gallery and children’s berths, the second acts as a modern open loft and the master suite lies within the attic of the roof.  The salon, comprised of living, dining and kitchen, is a design juggling act of archaic and modern.  The soaring ceiling is beamed and planked in time-ravaged pecky cypress while the windows are treated more contemporarily – their vast expanse of glass recalls warehouse proportions.  These mirror the natural environ – one need only look at the simple, calm horizon of the Gulf and the twisted craggy scrub of the landscape to find the basis of our inspiration.  The interiors, masterfully orchestrated by Susan Ferrier, is a symphony of watery, deep jeweled tones.

If perhaps, you dream of a getaway such as this, you’re in luck – it’s for sale.  Dream no more.

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Faithfully,

Greg Tankersley for McAlpine Tankersley

1 comment

  1. Splendid! your choices of flooring are perfect for a beach house. Having lived at the seacoast, one knows how important flooring can be in a sandy environment….

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