Rosemary Beach, FL
A top to bottom renovation of this house in Rosemary Beach suggests a casual coastal lifestyle. The attributes of the original structure were embraced, starting with views and the gracious open living spaces on the third floor enlivened with rough-hewn cypress beams and a peaked wooden ceiling. Saluting the home’s original British Colonial mix of complementary darks and lights, a contemporary new kitchen features a mix of dark brown on the lower cabinets in the otherwise white kitchen. To retain a fun and casual mood, finishes and fabrics were chosen to withstand sandy feet and salty swimsuits. The dining table and sideboard are crafted of reclaimed teak with clean simple lines. The sectional carves out a generous gathering spot for the whole family that includes a fireplace and a cozy built-in bench in the corner window.