Ocean Home Magazine (Digital) August/September 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


editor’s letter

WEST COAST VIBE I first visited the West Coast in my early 20s while on a road trip from Los Angeles to Carmel with friends. The journey was amazing and California was so different from my New England roots. Exploring Manhattan Beach, Malibu, and the Hollywood Hills was magical. And the scenery heading up the Pacific Coast Highway was breathtaking. One memorable stop was the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. This National Historic Landmark was designed in 1919 by architect Julia Morgan. Influences of southern Spanish Renaissance, Revival, and Mediterranean design can be found in this design feat. (I loved that a woman was commissioned for this iconic manse a century ago.) We then headed off to Big Sur and the redwood forest for a completely different experience. I recall standing among…

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READ THESE STORIES EXCLUSIVELY ON OCEANHOMEMAG.COM Fire Island Getaway This project in the Seaview neighborhood of New York’s Fire Island makes the most of its tight lot and strict zoning codes, turning the space into a gorgeous retreat for a Manhattan family. The outdoor roof deck, plunge pool, natural light, and pops of color make this house an ideal summer getaway. BIG DESIGN AT BIG SUR This 9,000-square-foot home off the Pacific Coast Highway capitalizes on bronze, wood, and glass elements, plus ample outdoor living space and vibrant flora, resulting in a modern home with traditional roots and ocean views to spare. Bermuda Move With the recent passing of new legislation, travelers can now apply to live on Bermuda for up to one year. Read up to find out how you can study or work remotely…


VICTORIA ABBOTT RICCARDI Victoria Abbott Riccardi is a journalist and book author, she has written food, wine, nutrition, and travel articles for a variety of consumer print and online media in the U.S., Canada, and Asia, including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and the New York Times. In 2003, she wrote the travel memoir Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto (Broadway). MARY GRAUERHOLZ Mary is a freelance feature writer who focuses on architecture, style, sustainability, and health. In her previous career as a journalist, she won many awards for project management, editing, and writing. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the Boston Globe. JANICE RANDALL ROHLF Janice Randall Rohlf is a Cape Cod, Massachusetts-based freelance writer and editor who was until recently the editorial director…

room at the top

As the aquamarine Pacific curls and crests behind him, 12-year-old Kai Kushner narrates a YouTube video about his life. “I spend more time in the ocean than I do on dry land,” he says. Towheaded and tan (his name means “ocean” in Hawaiian), the young Californian (now 15) has surfed in Hawaii, South Africa, Fiji, Australia, Mexico and the Maldives, to name just a few places, often accompanied by his parents and two younger sisters. Such a peripatetic adventure might sound unusual for children this age until you learn that their father, commercial and film director Warren Kushner, was a member of the South African surf team in the 1990s and still competes at home as a member of the South Bay Boardriders Club. A passion for surfing is just one…

the perfect coastal home office

“Even if your home office is at the beach, it’s important to stick to your own aesthetic. For me, it’s about mixing old with new; combining different periods and materials.”— Kathryn M. Ireland, Designer and Founder of The Perfect Room 1. V-Desk, Roman & Williams Pair the sofa and bookcase with a bleached oak wood desk from Roman and Williams, one of my favorite antiques shops in New York, and the room achieves a sense of history. rwguild.com 2. Brass Table Lamp and Enamel Floor Lamp, Obsolete Adding a mid-century lamp from France adds a touch of drama to a room. Obsolete has a great selection of both vintage and reproduction 1950s to 1960s lighting. obsoleteinc.com 3. Pied-A-Tierre Sofa and Book Case, The Perfect Room The Cahors Sofa and Orleans Etagere from my new furniture line,…

pared-down design

“We were inspired by our client’s minimalist approach and vision for his space, creating interior designs that blend his appreciation of the modern era and a warm contemporary design.”— Ivonne Ronderos, Principal, DKOR Interiors The DKOR Interiors, in collaboration with Bomar Builders, had carte blanche to be as creative as possible in this multi-level, 10,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale, Florida, new construction project. For the design, they took cues from the influential artist Piet Mondrian, who cofounded the De Stijl movement. By applying these design principles with a combination of natural materials, DKOR developed a warmer version of what might be considered a sterile style. The result is a pared-down aesthetic centered in basic visual elements, clean lines, and minimal décor. Color Swatches FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT dkorinteriors.com…