Category: Beach Houses
|July 20, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales|
Windows the size of garage doors retract completely in this home so you can walk right out onto huge terraces suspended above the crashing surf. The nearly 12,000-square-foot home took 10 years to design and construct with dozens of amenities including a steam room, theater and a 12-car garage, but the sparkling Emerald Bay is the ultimate amenity. Huge walls of glass put it front and center.
|June 25, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Hotels & Resorts, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design|
Dreaming of a dreamy pool cabana? A place to escape from the sun or nap after a swim in the pool? Have a cool drink and feel like your on vacation at home? We saw the cabana at the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and fell in love. The modern open design of the wood cabana keeps things breezy, but without having to sacrifice good design. Gorgeous!
|June 9, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design, Vacation Homes|
We found this gorgeous slice of modern beach heaven in an article in Homelife Australia discussing how to fit a pool in an irregular space. We think a pool in this triangular shape would be perfect in any space. It has a mid-century vibe channelling the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, and A. Quincy Jones. And, of course, its right on the sand, which makes it even more perfect – swim in ocean or pool overlooking the ocean, yes please!
Photo credit: Adam Jones, Homelife.com.au
Via Naturally Modern’s Pinterest.
|January 1, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Beach Houses, Color Palettes|
Love the lilac purple in this beautiful ocean waves photo. Showcases the blues and greens of Pantone’s 2013 along with the orchids and lilacs of Pantone’s 2014. Perfect for ringing in the new year!
|November 11, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Interior Design, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales, Outdoor Design, Vacation Homes|
Modernist architect Rudolph Schindler used movable concrete forms to create El Pueblo Ribera Court. This concrete, glass and redwood unit is one of six with views of legendary surfing beach Windansea.
Location: Windansea Beach, La Jolla 92037.
Year built: 1923
Architect: Rudolph Schindler
House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, attached 2-car garage, ocean-view deck, bonus studio suite. 1,400 square feet.
Features: Redwood-beam ceilings, 1,500-square-foot deck, roof deck soaking tub, San Diego historic site designation, Mills Act property tax reduction. (via In La Jolla, a Schindler with a view – latimes.com.)
We love the way Rudolph Schindler designed this home for indoor-outdoor living. The home is U-shaped around the patio/courtyard with all the doors and windows opening up to truly experience the outdoors as an essential part of living in the home. The polished concrete floors shine with the overhead tech lighting system “floating” in between each of the redwood beams overhead. This house was definitely modern in 1023 and it is still modern by todays standards. The owners did an amazing job of adding their design sensibility with the furnishings (Kenneth Conbonpue) while letting the house itself continue to be the star.
(Photos: Jason Michael Lang Photography)
|November 4, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Restaurants, Travel, Vacation Homes|
Just came across this amazing historic photo of Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur, Ca, one of our most favorite places in the world! This amazing place is perched high above the Pacific Ocean, constructed of redwood and glass. It has an amazing front patio with a sculpture of a Phoenix rising from the ashes as you walk up. The windows throughout the structure drown the space with natural light. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in the classic movie “The Sandpiper” which was famously filmed here. “Nepenthe” means “no sorrow.”
(Photo via www.lokiloos.com)
|October 30, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Beach Houses, Hotels & Resorts, Houses We Love, Travel, Vacation Homes|
For your next modern, beach vacation, consider booking the “Beach House” at the qualia resort, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. We wish this was our house!
|September 29, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Events, Houses We Love, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design, Travel, Vacation Homes, Wedding|
Big Sur is one of the most amazing places on the planet as far as we’re concerned. Aside from the spectacular, natural coastline, there is something very modern about this little slice of heaven. Its natural beauty is timeless and, yet, ever changing with the dynamic coastline and free wildlife. Eagles and condors in flight, ocean waves crashing, sun rising and setting…serenity defined. And, without cell phone reception, you’re forced to enjoy it. 🙂
One of the most exquisite private estates in Big Sur is known as Anderson Canyon. A long time celebrity favorite for weddings and retreats (it is rumored Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway held their weddings here), it can be reserved for private rental, whether for a fabulous vacation or for a private event. Imagine yourself staying a week, or hosting an unforgettable soiree, at this amazing, natural, modern, coastal retreat.
(All images via AndersonCanyon.com)
|September 15, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Beach Houses, Color Palettes, Outdoor Design|
We love succulent gardens! While pretty much any combination of succulents in a gardens will likely look amazing because of their natural beauty and easy relationships to one another, there are some great how-to articles out there to help you go from good to breathtaking… Sunset magazine, which we adore, published an article on one of our favorite things – how to plant a succulent garden inspired by the ocean! Click on the link below to read the whole story.
“Succulents are … as jewel-toned as shells, sculptural as seastars, or fluttery as sea anemones. … The plantings create a spot-on connection between land and sea, as though they simply arose from the waves complete, like Venus on the half-shell, to their perch atop [a] bluff. [Succulents] thrive on little water and stay low enough to frame [a] coastal view without blocking it.” ( via Sea-Creature Succulents – Sunset.com.)
|July 12, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Naturally Modern, Vacation Homes|
This is a gorgeous modern residence in Southampton, NY, made with natural materials at the beach. Designed by the Architecture team of Luca Campaiola, Anthony Hobson, and Jakes van der Watt, the materials consist of anodized aluminum, oak wood floors, clear cedar vertical siding, horizontal rain screens and cement panels. It has a geothermal heating and cooling system and uses spray foam insulation to provide efficient climate control. See it via Stelle Architects.