The Big Picture: The soothing vista of an endless horizon makes a breathtaking backdrop for this Sullivan’s retreat. White shiplap walls give a classic old beach-house feel while showcasing primo contemporary art, like this surfer painting by Isca Greenfield Sanders.
The handcrafted teak outdoor dining table by Brian Hall of Kistler Design Co. echoes the home’s clean lines.
Double Take: Architect Beau Clowney, working with builders Daly & Sawyer, gave the street side of the house a smaller scale, in keeping with old Sullivan’s charm, while the beachfront façade is a classic, porch-perfect beach house.
Lights Up: Interior designer Jenny Keenan refashioned two old gymnasium lights, hung by a whipped rope cord, as kitchen pendants.
Furniture maker Brian Hall searched high and low for the perfect cypress stump to anchor the dining table.
Furniture maker Brian Hall also made the teak porch sectional.
Surfs Up: A painted foyer floor helps “gives an unexpected punch, leading upstairs,” says Keenan.
A wallpapered elevator is available for tired surfers.
The family room hangs 10 with a bright yellow and blue surfboard-inspired table and an array of pillows made from vintage textiles. Delicious artwork by Matthew Brandt is made of Gummi Bears and Pixy Stixs.
A wall-size panorama by Italian photographer Massimo Vitali makes for captivating beach viewing inside and out.
Beach Dreams: A guest bedroom, outfitted with dreamy creams and blues, proves that comfort and class can come in smaller sizes.
The “hyphen” that connects the street-side wing with the beachfront part of the house also functions as an inviting sitting/reading area.
Clowney’s beak window in the master (with ceiling faux-painted like driftwood) expands the ocean view from the rear of the house.
Cozy bedrooms and bunks abound to fit in plenty of visitors, including a double-duty sleeper bench upholstered in a vintage dhurrie in the cedar-lined “office”
Down Under: The breezy plein-air living room under the house includes an outdoor fireplace and bar, with plenty of room for entertaining or just lounging in the shade.