1 guest bedroom
2 guest bath
3 family room
5 powder room
8 living area
9 dining area
the outdoor shower includes a peekaboo
panel for catching the ocean view. A
second-floor bedroom (left) has a Zen-like
ambience, thanks to cedar walls, a pine
ceiling, and cork floor.
making smart use of the back of the stone fireplace, where a
pantry and storage unit are concealed from the great room but
within arm’s reach of the cook. A center island is actually made
of two tables on casters. The dining table tucked along the glass
wall also moves. This flexibility was absolutely intentional, says
the wife, who wanted a space that worked whether she was
alone for a quiet weekend or entertaining a crowd of 50 during a summer party.
That same versatility characterizes the rest of the first floor,
where the secondary wing contains a small family room and an
adjacent guest bedroom, which can become an independent
suite when pocket doors are pulled shut.
A sculptural, space-efficient steel-and-wood stairway leads
to the second-floor sleeping quarters. In the main wing, three
ample bedrooms and two baths have become headquarters for
the daughters, who are now grown and starting their own fami-
lies. The master suite occupies the secondary wing, creating a
serene haven that features a soaking tub with an ocean view.