Streamlined ContemporaryThe horizontal fireplace was designed so as not to obstruct the view that lies beyond, and the low furniture juxtaposes against the scale of the room. As modern as the architecture is and as contemporary as the furniture is, many of the pieces date back to the 1940s so the deco influences add a softer feel.
Simple and MinimalFloor-to-ceiling windows maximize the incredible view, and the space is designed to feel like a loft environment, creating a wonderful gathering space for the family. The white furniture is used almost as a landscape and is abundant with soft pillows. The series of modular pieces helps simplify the aesthetic and makes the house very cohesive.
Urban GlamourThe space features antique French paneling and a 19th-century marble fireplace. It's anchored at one end with a French armoire and at the other by a Hamburg Steinway piano in rosewood. Curtains which taper at a low point highlight the verticality of the room, while the emphasis in the design is really on furniture that doesn't compete with what's going on outdoors.
Serene DesignThe room is designed around the outside, with everything framed perfectly by evergreen trees. Slots in the ceiling conceal the lighting, so the eye has a smooth movement out to the view. It's very open, yet the space is defined by each grouping of furniture, and the color palette creates a serene, minimal atmosphere.
Clean and ComfortableThe architectural rhythm that's created by the windows is almost a perfect backdrop in introducing nature. The furniture is low and allows the view to surround the space, but each window has a dark wood trim that frames the view like a series of pictures.
Simple OpulenceThe style of the living room is truly neoclassical, but it has Italianate overtones. The chandelier anchors the room and sets the tone for the formality of the room, while the coffee table and chairs help to center the space.
Rustic ModernismBeautiful beach glass colors are mixed in with wonderful, natural elements. The space works because of the balance of the different textures, from the tinted, polished concrete floor to the beautiful fir wood ceiling.
Seaside RetreatThe room balances the rugged outdoors in a very inventive way with low furniture that allows the eye to go beyond to the wonderful views. The textures are all very soft and complementary to the tones found within the natural environment. Mahogany wood, blackened mullions and a concrete fireplace are perfect additions, while the light bamboo floor also reflects the view.
Modern AbstractThe combination of very low furniture and tall architecture adds extra height to the space, while the bookshelves become a sculptural element. Hanging a Calder mobile in the middle of the space draws the eye up in the two-story space.
Mod DesignArchitect Stephen Kanner did a brilliant job of eliminating the foreground and focusing on the view of the sea. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows create a natural atmosphere between the inside and outside, while dark wood floors contrast the white Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs that practically float in the space. Kanner uses only the bare essentials, including streamlined seating, a glass coffee table and an understated fireplace, to introduce the surrounding view.