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.
Glass wraps three sides of the great room that centers the house. Two bedrooms and baths extend like wings on either side. A tower-like staircase leads to a loft on the top floor.
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.
Above the bed, a collage of oil paintings by local artist Janet Powers reflects her view of this island's marshy landscape. Other sculptural pieces by Janet hang over a green-and-white cabana-striped chair.
Design consultant Linda Woodrum custom-designed tie-top draperies to give privacy to the dressing alcove and to frame the windows. Choosing from a large variety of solid and patterned fabrics, Linda notes that this sturdy weather-resistant material, traditionally used outside, works just as well indoors.
Tufted-back upholstered chairs flank a whitewashed pine console that provides display space. Bright artwork by Georgia native Cathie Parmelee adds festivity.