Playing off the bedroom's neutral color palette, Susan chose a rich chocolate scheme for the adjoining balcony, which soars
high above the shoreline. A deep-brown shade gives the wicker-style furniture a more updated look and ties in with the outdoor
rug. The galvanized coffee table makes the perfect spot for a newspaper and propped-up feet, and vibrant throw pillows finish
Because connectivity to the street level is an important element in this traditional neighborhood, the team placed palms and other plants around the porch to further unite it with the ground below.
Inside each of these graceful columns lies a core of stainless steel, lending the home the look of historic Galveston with the strength to survive a hurricane such as September's Ike, which pummeled the island. In addition to the steel portals, the house is built on concrete pillars that won't deteriorate in the coastal climate the way wood pilings do. "What we're doing here goes above and beyond the coastal fortification requirements to give our owners peace of mind," says developer Tofigh Shirazi. "Not just with this house, but in every house at Beachtown."