Sky Smiles

Take a peek inside the Robertson's updated mid-century modern home.

Holding Court

Brian Vanden Brink

Holding Court

A Japanese maple shades the open atrium, a signature feature of Joseph Eichler homes. Owners Jim and Pam Robertson consider the open floor plan ideal for "the ultimate party house."

On Deck

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On Deck

The multipurpose deck stands in for a typical backyard. Here, the Robertsons lounge, eat meals, and launch their boat and kayaks into Richardson Bay.
 
 

Made in the Shade

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Made in the Shade

Plate-glass windows and sliding glass doors extend the living area to the deck. There, deep overhangs shield some afternoon light, and simple canvas blinds unroll for extra shade.

White Light

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White Light

A coat of white paint instantly transformed the dark interiors into a fresh canvas for Pam's coastal decor. One benefit to white slipcovers: There's no danger of fabrics fading in the sun.
 
 

Ties that Bind

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Ties that Bind

Sea-grass flooring and citrus tones perk up this family room and easily tie in with the sand and sea hues throughout the rest of the home. Pam used white and yellow upholstery, alternating the colors on piped trim for a cohesive look. Patterned accent pillows enliven the subtle combination.


Natural Lighting

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Natural Lighting

Sunlight filters through glass block walls and skylights, creating a peaceful haven in the master bath.
 
 

Beach Blankets

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Beach Blankets

With an interest in interior design, 10-year-old Alex used blues, stripes, and cranberry tones interspersed with sea stars and seashells for her beachy bedroom. Here and throughout the house, coastal details reign; even the drawer pull exhibits the watery scheme.

Deep Sea Display

Brian Vanden Brink

Deep Sea Display

Sea life covers the powder room walls, while subway tile stands in place of traditional wainscoting.

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