“exposing all that lies beneath to achieve raw, edgy style”
This spectacular new oceanside home epitomizes the definition of modern industrial design. From the spare, but considered, landscape to raw concrete walls and metal siding the owners have stayed true to the design philosophy they embraced at the project’s inception.
As you approach the house, the design mantra is apparent in the repeating grid pattern in the windows, garage doors, and even fireplace cap. The horizontal ribbing of the corrugated siding and detailing, caused in the process of sandwiching insulation between exterior and interior concrete walls, reinforces this visual. Local stone in complimentary grey tones unifies the exterior.
Once inside the entranceway the media room riveted-metal barn door, with its exposed hardware, gives a hint of things to come. The honest, functional materials and clean lines give way to dramatic ocean views through the waterside floor to ceiling windows. The wood ceiling cladding and exposed structural timbers, along with the live-edged dining table and sculptural chairs, provide soft contrast to the soaring concrete and steel fireplace wall in the great room. Slick polished concrete floors throughout provide even, radiant heating driven by an energy efficient air to water heat pump system. Industrial shelving and lighting fixtures complete the great room.
In the kitchen, commercial-style appliances and fixtures are in harmony with the custom high-gloss white uppers and quartz waterfall countertops. These are balanced by warm natural book-matched walnut base cabinets and accents.
The master suite, on the main floor, features sleek built-in furniture to keep the look understated, and the focus on the view. The Valor fireplace provides both real and visual warmth. To keep the look consistent, cabinetry in the ensuite coordinates with that in the kitchen; the sliding wall of glass giving way to double rainheads in the spacious shower, while the freestanding soaker tub looks out on the bay. A half bath, mudroom with open pipe shelving, and laundry room are tucked away in an adjacent hallway.
Up the glass and metal railed staircase, rich-toned wood flooring leads to two more light-filled bedrooms and bathrooms. An exterior door leads to the sedum-filled green roof over the garage. Also accessed from the driveway it provides a sunny spot to enjoy a morning coffee.
On the oceanside, while a private terrace off the master bedroom is replete with a hot tub, more public patio space includes a firepit perfect for evening entertaining.
This inviting, sustainable and avant-garde home is truly the characterization of modern industrial chic.