CALIENTE MAR New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Borrowing from a "Key West aesthetic", the whimsical lines of the architectural composition seem to invite all who visit to kickoff their shoes and enjoy this surf & sandy home away from home. The street-side facade is punctuated by a towering stair-structure with sloping wall lines that look a bit like a lap-sided lighthouse. Gracious overhanging eaves, exposed rafter tails, and a standing metal seam roof further enhance the home's exterior expression of casual beach side comfort and informal living.
The ocean front facade opens to environmentally protected dunes and then an unobstructed view of the Atlantic surf. The home's soaring Great Room features exposed timber trusses and a towering coquina-clad fireplace that add even more casual warmth to any relaxing day at the beach. An unlimited amount of Florida sunshine was an essential part of the client's desire for the home's interior, as the living room's bi-fold glass doors fully open to the beach side patio and a sparkling lap pool... I'll have a Pina Colada please!
Perched on the home's upper most floor is a cozy studio space that provides this busy family with the ultimate in lofty sublime retreat. Dubbed the "Crow's Nest", the sun drenched room is capped by a barrel vaulted wooden ceiling and exposed curving beams. The Crow's Nest then opens to its own cantilevered outdoor deck that takes full advantage of the spectacular coastal views for which Central Florida is known throughout the world. Sun and fun for everyone!
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