An elevated deck of garapa, a durable Brazilian hardwood, and a zero-edge pool are nested into the house, offering amazing views of the Atlantic.
The home’s two traditional cottage forms are united by a glass breezeway and flanked by flat-roofed wings designed to look like modern additions.
The path to the front door is bordered by garden beds; homeowner Suzanne Fine says these pockets of green are a reference to New York City. “All the plants peeking through are reminiscent of the High Line,” she notes.
Christian puts some of the garden bounty to work while Suzanne, Veruka, and Wilhelmina look on.
The use of windows over a traditional backsplash helps the home feel more connected to the landscape. Flush cypress ceilings and cement-tile flooring reinforce the modern feel.
The living room is appointed with pieces in a coastal palette—such as a pair of neutral couches by Cisco Brothers and a custom blue and white rug by J.D. Staron—that don’t distract from views of the pool and the ocean beyond.
A glittering bottle-cap portrait of Salvador Dalí by local artist Molly B. Right and riveted wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries inject texture and a sense of glamour into the den.
A Graypants chandelier composed of recycled cardboard and a vintage table keep the space grounded.
In the master bedroom, modern touches, such as paintings by Tim Hussey, commingle with traditional pieces, like a tufted club chair.
In the bath, the large mirror, made from a salvaged window, reflects the beach and the palm trees.
The space includes both his and her vanities...
...as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
The girls each have a sunny ensuite bath complete with retro sinks.
The couple commissioned cabinetmaker William C. Pritchard to produce a wooden table similar to one they had admired in the Hudson Valley. The upholstered chairs are from ABC Carpet & Home, the mid-century-inspired “Dallas” chandelier from Arteriors.
On the elevated courtyard, a slatted wall serves as a privacy screen while allowing breezes to flow through. “We eat out there as much as possible,” says Suzanne of the outdoor dining area with a large reclaimed wood table crafted by Landrum Tables. “We can enjoy a glass of wine while the kids are swimming.”
The family uses the fire pit, a 60-inch replica of a syrup kettle with a retrofitted grill, most Saturday nights to cook steaks and oysters.
The kids, including son Sante (pictured here) especially love making s’mores.