I first liked this home for its comfortable and relaxed interiors but after talking to the interior designer who actually built this home, Tina Caldwell from Caldwell & Johnson Custom Builders & Remodelers, I found out this is not just a pretty beach house. It also carries a very substantial design. This is in fact a Fortified Home, which means that it was built beyond emergency and disaster preparedness. This home was built to protect the homeowners from hurricanes, high winds, hail, and severe thunderstorms.
This waterfront “fortified” home was built on concrete pillars and it was the first of its kind to be certified as a Fortified Home in the Northeast Atlantic region. The special features of the home include continuous load paths (roof-to-wall connection, wall-to-floor connection, and floor-to-foundation connection), bracing on gables and storm-proof windows. The fortified beach home has also received a well deserved GOLD rating.
This post will show you that safe homes never looked so good!
Fortified Home – A Beach House Designed To Survive Storms
Exterior Paint Color: Siding paint color is “Benjamin Moore Bone Black CW 715”. Trim paint color is “Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006”.
Windows & Doors
Front door and windows are Andersen Windows and Doors, with high impact glass.
The walls of this room are supposed to break away in the event of flooding, so you must go up the staircase to get to the main body of the house. The accent wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Mayo Teal CW 570. The remain walls are painted in “Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51”.
Trim is “Benjamin Moore OC – 67 Ice Mist”.
Tile is Durban Wood Looks – color Snow.
Console table is painted in Benjamin Moore Intense white OC-51.
Mirror is made of Mother of Pearl. Lamp is from Joss and Main.
Foyer lighting fixture: Corbett Dolcetti.
This kitchen feels open and airy. The wall paint color is C-2 Seraph. Trim paint color (for whole house) is “Benjamin Moore OC-67 Ice Mist”.
Cabinets: Cabinets are White Inset Starmark – White Inset DeWitt Door ( similar to is Benjamin Moore’s OC 67 Ice Mist).
Island: Island is Starmark Gray Stain with Pewter Glaze.
Backsplash is Mini Calcutta Gold from Best Tile of New England.
Island Countertop & Lighting
Kitchen island countertop is Calacatta Bluette Marble – what a stunning marble this is!
Island pendants are Murray Feiss Harrow Polished Nickel One-Light Mini Pendant with Clear Seedy Glass Panel – $180 each.
The leather counterstools are Vera Counter Stool – $525 set of 2.
Island Crystal Knobs: Emtek Polished Nickel.
Perimeter countertop is Pental Quartz Lattice.
Cabinet Pulls: Schaub Polished nickel.
Hardwood Floor: Floors are Engineered Rift & Quartered White Oak by Mirage Flooring.
Kitchen faucets are GROHE.
I love the casualty of this space. Notice the breathtaking views! Fireplace surround is White Haze Marble, Honed.
Wall paint color is “C-2 992 Seraph”.
This powder room is perfect for a coastal home. The countertop is a very dark piece of Sea Pearl Quartzite and the tile is Lunada Bay Mizumi Martini Blend Ice Crystal.
Powder Room lighting is Cole Pendant in Polished Nickel by Robert Abbey – $430
Wall paint color is Zydeco by C2 Paints.
Bedroom Paint Color
This is one of my favorite paint colors; “Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue”.
Window-seats add so much charm and coziness to a bathroom. The wall paint color is “Benjamin Moore HC-171 Wickham Gray”.
The cabinets are Starmark’s Bright White, which is similar to is Benjamin Moore’s OC 67 Ice Mist.
Countertop is Carrara Marble.
Cabinet Pulls: Alno Chrome.
Cabinet Knobs: Emtek Cadet with backplate switched to Art Decco plate: chrome.
Faucets: Kohler Memoir Chrome.
Lighting: Norwell Astor Modern Glass Nickel Vanity Light Fixture – $350 each.
Mirrors: Kichler Lighting Westwood Mahoney Mirror in Chrome.
Bathroom Flooring: Floor tile is Carrara Marble Modified Versailles.
Mosaic tile creates contrast against the marble in this shower niche.
Niche accent tile is Lunada Bay Shibui Pewter Natural Glossy.
Shower Tile: Shower tile is Carrara Marble 3×6.
The small deck is off the master bedroom. The homeowners used furniture from previous house and the designer added some new accessories to bring color to this space.
It’s hard to see, but this property has a pond to the far right and a waterway that eventually leads out to the ocean on the left. You might notice their dock by the pond, which is hidden by trees. According to the designer, many swans go to the pond every day.
Four Seasons Sunroom
This sunroom is actually insulated, so when the windows are installed, it can be used for dinning all through the year.
The sunroom opens to a spacious deck with cable railing.
Railing: Intex with mahogany cap & Atlantis cable rail.
I love this outdoor living space! Wasn’t it perfectly designed?
All the accents were purchased from Home Goods.
Rug is from Target.
Exterior Caged Light: Restoration Hardware.
Being this a “Fortified Home” it was important for the designers to think ahead and have the main rooms placed upstairs in case of flooding, but this home was also built for family fun and this backyard is the perfect place for that! Notice the landscaping, the pool and the extensive patio.
Pool is PebbleTec.
Patio Flooring: Quartzite.
Make sure to contact the builder for more details on this “Fortified Home”.
Interiors by Tina Caldwell.
Photo Credit: Nat Rea Photography.
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The interiors of this beach house are all about feeling good, comfortable and relaxed. This is a place where you come to forget about any stress, any busy schedule and simply have a quiet time by the water. This is exactly how I want you to start this week… without any worries, without any noise and with plenty of peace in your mind and your heart.
I hope the time you spent here could put you in a good mood and that you entire week is filled with good moments, good health and many Blessings!
A big hug to all of you, my friends!
Luciane from HomeBunch.com