I had planned to have this post up last week, but I had some technical difficulties with my email feed.
I asked Steve if he would mind sharing this special project with all of you. The limited palette of natural materials and the open, loft spaces definitely inspired the design of Patina Farm.
I will leave the rest of this post to Steve...
This is one of my favorite homes.
I tried to reduce the Beach house down to its simplest essence, with elegant proportions and a minimum of materials... To create a Modern Beach house with some classic touches.
When you enter, the inside is white plaster, white Oak, steel, glass , & stone.. The simple palette of natural materials keeps the focus on the view...
The idea is for the house to fade into the background... a quiet relaxing place.
The view from the living room, with the doors open, frames the great ocean vista.
A large scale hanging lounge provides a great surprise.
The interior is a large open loft space, prefect for family gatherings.
The Interior Decorating was done by Irene Lipsey.
The large scale steel windows in the stairway become a lantern, bringing light into the house . The glass rails are detailed so that they nearly vanish from view.
Here's a close up of the glass rail and wood stair details.
With neighbors only ten feet way, we used sandblasted glass to allow the light in while still maintaining our clients' privacy.
An White Oak bunk room at the top of the stairs has a ship like quality.
The Kids' rooms face the mountains. Roll down shades pocket into the ceiling.
The interior walls are Diamond Coat Plaster ,that glows with the summer sun.
A sliding wall between the Master bedroom & Bath allows for the longest view of the ocean.
The White Oak walls continue into the Master bedroom, providing natural warmth.
The Master Bedroom is open to the Master Bath. The tub and shower are in the same space, behind glass. Frosted glass provides some privacy from the boaters.
All of the Bathrooms are only one material on the floors and walls .. Slabs of Exquisite Surfaces Balzac Limestone.
The garage is detailed like the rest of the house.
Many thanks to Scott Halley and Nate Gamero of Scott Halley Construction for an amazing Job building the house.
Thank you to my clients for letting me share their house with you!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this project!