Beach House Design in Long Beach, Washington
A dream home was designed and built by embracing the collaborative spirit between architect, home owners and designer. It's a beautiful home with modern lines and a warm vibe.
Being given the opportunity to design a powder room that has a window you can see out of but not into was so fun! these long time clients who have become great friends always provide me with the freedom and the challenges that make for great designs that fit them. This Powder Room is quite small but with a huge window, back painted glass tile that reflects the natural light and that fabulous all glass pedestal sink, it feels roomy.
Being given the opportunity to design a powder room that has a window you can see out of but not into was so fun! These long time clients who have become great friends always provide me with the freedom and the challenges that make for great designs that fit them. This Powder Room is quite small but with a huge window, back painted glass (that Michael, the home owner, did himself) that reflects the natural light and that fabulous all glass pedestal sink, it feels roomy.
Coming from the world of remodeling it was such a great experience to work on a new build especially with clients that I adore and an architect/builder (Erik Fagerland & Associates, Inc.) who was a dream to work with. The clients wanted approachable contemporary so that's what we did. The floors are concrete, heated of course, the counters are Caesarstone the tile is porcelian. All durable and great looking!
This is the shower room of the Master Bathroom. The tub is set at an angle that gives a nod to the angle that the architect designed for the deck (Erik Fagerland & Associates, Inc.). This angle created a cool space and a unique shower stall. having concrete floors that are heated makes this curb-less shower extra cool and even cozy. Lynn, my client, chose the very cool ribbon pendant. It casts great shapes and texture in the room.
This image is of the Master Bathroom sink area. It is tucked under the eves of the house whch is why the ceiling is low in this area. By placing the glass tile vertically and by having a large mirror it feels taller and larger than it is.
The raised bar is of reclaimed wood that was perfectly finished by Erik, the architect. It is the perfect material to juxtapose against all of the sleek modern finishes. This shot gives you an idea of the open concept space and gives you a glimpse of the awsome fir lined stairwell that has an amazing curve to the ceiling all the vision of the architect.
The open concept kitchen provided a huge wall for a custom piece of art produced by the architects wife, Pat. The door to the right is for easy access to the grill on the deck. The slender pendant lights keep the lighting where it needs to be without being obtrusive. The raised bar provides ample seating and beach viewing!
The raised counter on the right is a bar with seating for 5. It's the best seat in the house! The food is hot, the drinks keep coming, you see the beautiful architecture of the great room and the Pacific Ocean just beyond. It's a great place to be and the company is always charming!
This food is not a prop, this is what is actually produced in this kitchen on a pretty regular basis. Yum! While at the sink of this kitchen you over look the entry (it's open so you can look down to who is coming in the house) and the great room and just beyond that is the epic view of the Pacific Ocean.
This shot is just to show all of the drawer storage right where the cook needs it. Super handy galley style keeps the food coming and reduces the steps the chef needs to take. The gel mat really helps underfoot as the concrete floors, while beautiful, can start to hurt when you stand up for a long time.
By keeping all of the tall appliances and storage off to one side, I was able to provide a wide open space for my clients who love to entertain and love to see the reason why they built here, the beach!
Here is the reason why the house was built where it is, that view. By keeping the furniture low and sleek and all the storage tucked under the eves, we were able to celebrate this stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
Erik Fagerland & Associates, Inc. likes to make an entrance! Erik always designs beautiful front doors for his clients. His vision of this space was obviously grand but having been there it feels as warm as the clients are. It's perfect. We chose the warm colors to juxtapose against the cool sky and water just beyond the windows. The heated concrete feels great as you walk in and ample storage for rain coats comes in pretty handy for the Northwest beach experience.
Erik Fagerland & Associates, Inc. had a vision for this stairwell. Note the curved ceiling! It is a super sensual transition space that provides beautiful views and leads you to the sexy little powder room. This is my favorite part of the house even though it's the smallest. I think it's perfection.
Erik Fagerland & Associates, Inc. always creates a custom front door for his homes. This stunning entry way is intimate even though it is two stories. It's fun for the clients to be able to look down to the front door fromt he second floor to great people as they arrive.
Being on the design team for this beach house was a great experience. Erik Fagerland & Associates, Inc. were an amazing collection of professionals, artists and down right wonderful people.