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When the design is so simple, textures, finishes and colors become paramount. Here are a few examples: A custom bronze coffee table displays a gently dimpled surface, a subtle reminder of the ocean’s waves. The master bedroom is clean and angular. The white platform bed eschews a standard headboard; instead, a ruggedly beautiful slab of wood, set into a snug niche, fills that role. Upon awakening, the owners can gaze through expansive windows at the ocean view. A custom window seat runs parallel with the windows, offering a cozy spot for reading or napping. And when the seat is raised, a flat-screen TV appears. Offset from the kitchen, a cozy breakfast nook is accented by a window that frames a single pine tree. “It’s a very composed, very serene look,” Griffin says.

“The owners appreciate the essentials of creating a truly beautiful structure with excellent craftsmanship,” Haesloop concludes. “And—because the landscaping and home balance each other— it brings them a sense of serenity and a connection to nature. “It lets them concentrate on things that really matter, while they enjoy the beautiful ocean view and pristine environment that complement their home.”



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SWEEPING BALANCE At the rear, a band of windows sweeps the width of the house, much as the lush meadow sweeps across the landscape. The vegetation grows to the very edge of the octagonal deck, striking a balance between indoors and outdoors. The master bedroom (above) forgoes the usual metal or wooden headboard in favor of a weathered slab of wood from Japan, tucked neatly into its niche. Sleepers awaken to a magnificent ocean view, and the window seat is ideal for reading or napping


While the master bath features a Japanese-style soaking tub, an outdoor cedar-clad hot tub is both rustic and inviting.


Ebb & Flow


Ebb & Flow