While the initial proposal was to chop off the beautiful old trees to create a more spacious and centrally placed residence the homeowners thought otherwise. In came Prentiss Architects who designed a home that preserved the existing greenery while delivering a comfy elegant living space.
A beautiful fireplace in the living area and comfy decor ensure that those inside can spend some idyllic summer days just relaxing as they take in the sights and sounds outside. Spread across two levels the first level holds two bedrooms a bathroom a kitchen and a living and dining area while the top floor contains additional bedrooms for the boys.
The entire residence consists of four distinct suites with each one capable of serving as an individual home on its own. Light hues dominate the interior with some of the walls being replastered and painted white while the wooden flooring ensures that there is a linking visual element from one room to the next.
A grand master bedroom guest rooms and other private spaces are housed on the top level while a beautiful lap pool and an outdoor lounge steal the show outside. The fabulous beach home was designed to withstand a future rise in sea level or unexpected storm surges making it a smart and safe haven overlooking the Atlantic.
While the architecture was dubbed ‘refreshing and revolutionary’ in the ’60s when people flocked toward cookie-cutter design Risom himself feels that it was simply inspired by a rustic nature-centric lifestyle. The interior is airy with a wonderful collection of the vintage decor that the family treasures and the cabin recently acquired a new glass wall that replaced the old and worn out feature.