Ocean Home Magazine (Digital) February/March 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


members only

I have a prediction to make. The popularity of elegant, members-only coastal residential resort developments is only going to increase in the coming years. And while I’m happy to admit my “prediction” is hardly a revolutionary idea. My travels over the last few years have shown me just how satisfying, relaxing, healthy, private and fun belonging to some of the world’s best coastal residential resort communities can be. In fact, the popularity of master planned luxury developments with the best ocean views and amenities makes perfect sense. The peace, beauty and restorative power of the ocean will always be a constant. However, the tastes and honestly, the requirements, of the ocean home buyers I’ve met are oddly enough, more holistic than ever. Of course, many of today’s buyers want to live in…

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@oceanhomemag Expert Guest Blogger According to John MacDonald, AIA, the principal and owner of Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, St Kitts in the Caribbean is beautiful – volcanic, lush in parts, arid and wind-scored in others and relatively underdeveloped. The history of St. Kitts is a fascinating blend of pirates, European control, war and eventual independence. The architecture, like its people, is whimsical yet enduring, and there is lots of local stone (called Nevis stone). It’s hard to build a home there. But so worth it. oceanhomemag.com/home-design/st-kitts-a-love-story/ 5 Perfect Punta Mita Vacation Experiences A sought-after resort development for luxury seekers who desire a strong sense of community, luxurious amenities, and the most beautiful beaches, Punta Mita is a private, gated escape just outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, waiting to be enjoyed. Here are five must-do experiences…

contributors meet the team

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. JANICE RANDALL ROHLF Janice Randall Rohlf is a Cape Cod, 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 publications including New England Home, Art New England and Modern Luxury Interiors. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT oceanhomemag.com…

island escape

Where does a hard-driving, people-pleasing vice president of human resources go when she wants to unwind? If you’re Robin Kranich, executive vice president at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc., you head straight to Figure Eight Island off North Carolina’s coast. It’s private, serene and unpopulated. Developed during the 1960s and ‘70s by two brothers from an old Wilmington family, it sports its own special pedigree. To breathe new life into the unbuilt island, the brothers imported some of the state’s finest designers – rockstars, really – from North Carolina’s stellar cadre of modern architects. First, landscape architect Richard Bell laid out roads and lots, preserving patches of maritime forest and marshland for the future. Then architects Robert Oxenfeld, Heywood Newkirk, Henry Johnston, and Ligon Flynn began designing homes for owners who paid a paltry…

gathering on the point

“I’m inspired by family traditions and the stories that our belongings tell about us. Rincon Road has a strong belief that everyone has a story to tell. It’s our mission to create environments and products that weave the stories from our travels and pieces of our past, to draw forth a sentiment that honors our clients’ past, present, and future lives. My selections are inspired by Rincon Point, the beach I grew up on, and the casual gatherings of friends and family.”— Melinda Trembly, Creative Director of Rincon Road Design Studio FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT rinconrd.com PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE MANUFACTURERS, BY MIKE & ALMA BILGREN (PORTRAIT), BY CARLEY RUDD (CROFT HOUSE CHAIR)…

light + breezy

“The design team drew inspiration from the sand, water, and other elements found in the expansive views surrounding Timbers Kiawah. The color palettes and the use of local materials reflect the textures and colors of the views, creating a sense of place that is quintessentially South Carolina Lowcountry.”–Joni Vanderslice, President, J. Banks Design Group Timbers Kiawah - Ocean Club & Residences is the first and only residence club on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. J. Banks Design Group worked with development to design the 21 three-bedroom residences and four-bedroom penthouse homes plus the clubhouse, pool, and restaurant. The goal was to create spaces with relaxation and family time in mind while providing the ideal setting for generations to gather and build memories. During the conceptual stages of design and throughout construction, it…