Do Come In: The focal living room elicits a sense of peace and graciousness. The floor-to-ceiling window treatments are artfully embellished with wooden accoutrements by local designer Sally Stowe.
The home of Nancy & Rick Thompson
Study Time: Height, rather than width, defines the elegant study/office space that Nancy had refinished in wood. From the French doors to the shelved accessories, it is a “case study” in design editing.
Kitchen Confidential: The lady of the house loves that every room seemed “just the right size.” The kitchen is not farmhouse huge, but has every appointment a gourmet cook could want. A casual seating area is right beside the kitchen, a perfect setting for entertaining or morning coffee.
R&R: Need a little rest and relaxation? Here, you can unwind in “The Club Room” with a game of billiards and perhaps a snifter of brandy. And, opposite page, who wouldn’t love to curl up in this chocolaty master bedroom suite?
The home of Jerry Pettus
The Gathering Place: The sprawling main living room and an upstairs loft area look out through expansive windows to breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic Ocean.
Come On Outside: Besides the beach being only steps from the back porch, the Pettus home features a swimming pool and lounger patio plus a second story covered porch for serious parties.
Room For Everyone: With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the whole family can be together but also enjoy their own quiet time and privacy.
The home of Linda & Kevin Warren
Mixing It Up: The former “Dr. Durant’s house” on Ocean Boulevard lets you peek into the past at paned doors and a fireplace original to the 1950s specs, but with modern touches worked in.
Open Up: The closed galley kitchen was opened up to bring in the boulevard view and mingle with the main living and dining areas. Creative elements like river rock and crisp, white pecky cypress cabinets carry the Warren design stamp.
Retro Chic: A clean and airy space marks the interior, with every square inch put into service. Even an outdoor shower was reworked to become an enclosed laundry room. Calcutta marble shows up in the bathrooms as a nod to the past that also appeals to the contemporary aesthetic.