Ocean Home Magazine (Digital) April/May 2021

Ocean Home captures the essence of ocean home living, featuring the best architects, interior designers, landscape architects, real estate experts and luxury travel destinations in the United States and around the world. From high-end developments in the Caribbean to private beachfront estates in the Hamptons to California beach bungalows, the magazine offers ideas and inspiration for designing a home on the coast.

United States
RMS Media Group, Inc.
6 期号


visionary design

I am always amazed at how imaginative architects and designers can be when it comes to creating dream homes on the ocean for their clients. Taking a parcel of land and bringing homeowners’ ideas, needs, and desires into fruition is truly magical at times. In this issue we celebrate the creativity of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. We visit a home designed by KAA on an odd-shaped half-acre lot in Del Mar. The homeowners wanted a home that would take advantage of the 270-degree Pacific Ocean views while offering all the amenities of a luxury resort—infinity edge pool, sports court, billiards room, outdoor bar, and a master bath that feels like a spa. KAA worked with interior designer Mark J. Williams to create a home that is glamourous but also…


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DANNA LORCH Danna Lorch is a freelance writer based in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work centers around art, design, and parenting and has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and The Art Newspaper. Previously, she covered contemporary Arab art and culture in Dubai for many years. JENNIFER SPERRY Jennifer Sperry specializes in articles about homes. She enjoys interviewing the owners and designers in order to personalize the story of a property’s evolution. Previously, she worked as an editor. Her off-duty activities include slowly fixing up her 1880s house and spending time with her husband and two young daughters. JANICE RANDALL ROHLF Janice Randall Rohlf is a Massachusetts-based freelance writer and editor who was until recently the editorial director for 14 lifestyle brands at Lighthouse Media Solutions. Her work has appeared in numerous…

from here to serenity

“You don’t put a barn door in your Florida beach house,” declares Melanie Turner. “I try to be pure to the architecture.” The Atlanta-based designer recently wrapped up a dreamy project on Florida’s Gulf Coast with nary a barn door in sight. The white stucco home in Rosemary Beach, a charming community nestled into the Florida panhandle, exudes the laid-back living of the West Indies crossed with the sexiness of Miami Beach. “It’s the epitome of a pared down lifestyle, but there’s also a lot of drama,” she says. Turner collaborated with her husband, Stan Benecki of Benecki Homes, to transform the nearly 20-year-old, neglected four-bedroom house with good bones into an absolute oasis. They rehabbed the exterior, added a pool with a submerged lounging ledge, and took the interior back…

point of view

“I was very inspired by the view and its organic colors peeking through these large windows in the living room [especially from Alcatraz Island], with greens, browns, creams, and tan, while infusing pops of black for a dramatic effect.”—Joyce Downing Pickens 1. Custom-made sofa inspired by Hans Wegner and upholstered in an alpaca bouclé fabric by Rogers & Goffigon. “We chose this low, open sofa that wraps around the windows in order to avoid blocking the gorgeous views outside,” Pickens says. “It allows for plenty of seating without creating a cramped living area.” 2. Vintage textile pillows, similar to shown, Shoppe Amber Interiors. “I think too often people think ‘modern design’ and go modern everywhere, but you should mix styles and eras to create a timeless space,” Pickens explains. “These textiles have…

from there to infinity

“The challenge was to seamlessly connect three spaces: the cabana, patio, and pool. The solution was the asymmetrical composition of each element. Each space is informed by the adjacent spaces.”- Anthony Laney, Founder + Architect, Laney LA Anthony Laney designed this contemporary cabana for a young family who purchased the lot next door to their home in the Hill Section of Manhattan Beach to create a whole new level of outdoor entertainment. Laney sited the cabana and corresponding patio between a backdrop of mature greenery and the infinity edge pool, beyond which is a sport court that overlooks the ocean. Each area of the overall equation interlocks with the next for a seamless composition. The opening of the cabana aligns with the wood decking and the wider span of the pool,…