A confused and limited home on the edge of the intercostal waterway in West Palm Beach was transformed into a casual, elegant, and spacious coastal retreat. The original three-story home had low ceilings with no communal living spaces. To solve this, I designed an addition to the north end of the house, which included a spacious open living room with an adjoining entertaining loggia.
ONCE THE GLASS SLIDERS BETWEEN THE TWO COLLAPSE INTO THE POCKET WALL, THE ROOMS BECOME A SEAMLESS OPEN LIVING SPACE WHERE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR LIVING BECOME AS ONE.
When designing the structure of the addition, I already knew what I was going to fill it with- a stylish and comfortable seating arrangement made up of Verellen furniture. The low strong lines of the sofa and club chairs allow the open space above the living room to become another key element to the overall design.
INSTALLING THE WOOD CEILING PROVIDES A VISUAL DEFINITION SO THE EYE DOESN’T GET LOST IN THE VOLUME OF WHITE; IT ALSO CALLS TO MIND THE ORGANIC AND NATURAL COLOR PALLET THAT QUIETLY SAYS BEACH HOUSE.
The walls covered in a limestone plaster with mica fragments lend a subtle, but interesting, visual texture to the space, while seamlessly blanketing the art ledge and the entire room in a subtle and humble layer of natural white.