Seagrove Beach, FL
Set high along a natural bluff, this house overlooking the Gulf of Mexico merges sophistication and casual waterfront living. With twelve-foot-tall ceilings and lofty windows along three walls, the main space offers a pleasing openness, while offering decided areas for dining and relaxing. A background of white lightens things up throughout, while layers of neutrals and differing degrees of color instill personality. Simple white draperies with wide gray borders frame views out all the first-floor windows.
In the living area, the palette reflects the muted tones to nature – grays, sands, oyster shells and driftwood. The updated kitchen features a counter dining island, a tile back splash, and limestone countertops, all tailored for casual entertaining. Bright coastal colors, including aqua, emerald, navy and coral, animate the bedrooms. A fully outfitted guest penthouse occupies the top floor, offering a private with a bird’s eye view of the beach.