2003 Idea House: Shipshape Cottage

Designed to emphasize views, this beachside sanctuary opens wide to sea and sky. Step inside and enjoy the serenity of our 2003 Idea House.

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Dining Room
Photo: Jean Allsopp

Living Porch

In researching island color applications, architect Thad Truett discovered  that bright blue was traditionally used on porch ceilings to chase away ghosts and insects.

When the doors are open in the great room, you find yourself sitting on the beach. To create what the architects call a "living porch concept," UV-filtering glass doors and windows wrap three walls of the soaring 25-foot space. Sliding doors open to covered porches and further blur the line between inside and out.

For more information about the products featured in this home, please see the November/December 2003 issue of Coastal Living magazine.

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