Ocean Home Magazine (Digital) December 2019/January 2020

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


rising tides

As someone who’s been able to escape to the ocean—either on yachts, or oceanfront homes, or luxury resorts—for basically my whole life, I’ll never be mistaken for a climate scientist. Nor will I ever pretend to be one! But, after being lucky enough to escape to homes on the ocean in Maine and on Cape Cod for decades. And after walking on the same beaches, and docks, and seawalls for decades too, I’ve come to an admittedly, nonscientific conclusion. Based on evidence I’ve seen with my own two eyes (docks being consistently submerged and destroyed when they never were before and seawalls being breeched that have stood for generations), sea levels have increased. And as you’ll see in this issue, people who are much smarter than me have come to the same…

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@oceanhomemag Sag Harbor Special The old whaling village of Sag Harbor, New York will soon become home to Two West Water Street that’s comprised of three new ultra-luxury homes designed by veteran Hamptons designers Andre Kikoski and Ed Hollander. Both designers have decades of expierence studying Sag Harbor’s historical and architectural context. As a result, each residence features three floors, beach and boat access, brick facades and a landscape design that blends in perfectly with the surroundings. oceanhomemag.com/home-design/architect-andre-kikoskiand- landscape-architect-ed-hollander-design-something-special-in-sag-harbor/ Timeless in Thailand Los Angeles-based architect Kulapat Yantrasast recently returned to Thailand, his native country, to design his second project there, a minimalist, ultra-modern retreat with six bathrooms and a guest house for his Ho Chi Minh clients. Inspired by Japanese modernists, Yantrasast says the clients “wanted it to be something that people around the globe…


J. MICHAEL WELTON As an architecture, art, and design writer, Welton’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Dwell magazine. He is architecture critic for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and is author of “Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand” (Routledge: 2015). He is also the editor and publisher of a digital design magazine at architectsandartisans.com. DREW LIMSKY Based in Miami, Brooklyn and Provincetown, Drew Limsky was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida, and has written about architecture and interior design for the Miami Herald, Robb Report, Architectural Digest Mexico, Florida Design, Classic Home, Corcoran and Elliman. Other credits include The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler. KELLI DELANEY Kelli was an influential magazine editor working at Allure, Glamour,…

need for speed

At Porsche Design Tower, no homeowner waits for the valet. That’s because every unit in the 60-story Miami-area tower enjoys its own adjacent parking garage for multiple vehicles: 284 spaces for 132 units. And one of three elevators can whisk owners—and their vehicles—right to their homes. “You don’t have to leave your car until you are inside your apartment,” says Juergen Gessler, CEO of Porsche Design Group. The imposing spire, a technological marvel wrapped in a sleek cylinder, is also one of the tallest buildings in Sunny Isles Beach. Designed by Sieger Suarez Architects with dynamic common areas by Michael Wolk, Porsche Design Tower was built for speed. It fell to the Fort Lauderdale-based husband and wife duo Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor, aka B+G Design, to do the unexpected: create a…

fashion forward

“Unleash nature into an interior by incorporating animal elements via different materials and textures with light and dark details. You can curate a timeless design by mixing these materials to balance a space.”— Chad James, Principal and Founder of Chad James Group FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT chadjames.com PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE MANUFACTURERS, BY ABBY FLITTNER…


Meticulously positioned across 123 acres, Kasiiya Papagayo’s five luxury suites evoke exclusivity while connecting with nature. “The rooms are designed as freestanding tents merged in the jungle with amazing sea views. The main challenge was to maintain the environment as it was when we arrived. Not a single tree was cut or moved for the project.”–Réda Amalou, Founder and Partner, and Stéphanie Ledoux, Associate Architect, of AW² Kasiiya Papagayo, an oceanfront eco-retreat in Costa Rica, opened in 2019 with five tented suites: three overlook the beach and two more are perched on the hillside. Requiring zero impact on the surrounding environment, the owner wanted the land left unscarred so it looks the same for centuries to come—without compromising luxury or comfort. The designers took on the challenge of this very specific design…