2002 Idea House: Family Reunion
This oceanfront Idea House mixes nostalgic beach-home style with modern building technology. The result is an enduring getaway well equipped for large gatherings and generations of seaside memories.
On the room's two sofas, a tawny silk weave is visually reminiscent of burlap—but surprises the touch with smooth softness. Rattan chairs trimmed in jute piping compement the silk. Images of the West Indies are woven into the plush area rugs. Abundant rattan ta bles stand ready to hold cocktails or an interrupted book.
Stainless steel appliances and chrome fixtures add reflective accents. The sleek side-by-side refrigerator offers enough storage for family-size meals. A large glass-front wine cooler ensures the proper chill. ANd for afternoon cocktails, an ice maker is conveniently placed to the bar sink. The gas cooktop features a downdraft vent, eliminating the need for an obtrusive hood.
For more information about the products featured in this home, please see the November/December 2002 issue of Coastal Living magazine.