Art Deco Oceanfront + 1 acre of pristine dunes. Undamaged by Hurricane Matthew
Meet Sean Hess.
Offered at $1.2 Million. Please email Sean.Hess.Brk@gmail.com or text 904-386-8327 for your private showing.
Lured by its big windows with views of the ocean sunrise, the couple that purchased this 1978 Ranch knew they had to renovate. Art Deco, with its rich colors, high gloss materials, and bold geometric designs was the perfect motif for making this home—and its fabulous beach location—come alive instantly.
And what a location! Sitting on a full acre, dunes of salt-tolerant plants, wildflowers, and native succulents provide a gorgeous backdrop for the ocean, as well as doing the double duty of protecting this home from storms. As part of the home’s renovation, a metal, 50-year roof rated to 200 MPH was installed (with screws every foot), and rolling hurricane shutters were added. In October 2016, when many island properties were impacted by Hurricane Matthew, this home was not damaged and did not flood—even though it sits directly on the ocean.
The home is full of Art Deco influences. The kitchen is an exuberance of stainless steel, custom glass fixtures, and a luscious, red, curvilinear counter that is as glamourous as it is bold. The high gloss tile will win you over.
Glass and mirrored pieces in the bedrooms create an elegant feel—a place to spend the night in style—while sheer fixtures create a glamourous effect that is both cozy and warm.
The imported Italian tiles around the fireplace have a metallic flair, and the shiny geometric glass inset at the home’s entry are looks popular with the Art Deco movement. Sophisticated fixtures and lustrous lacquers create Art Deco baths (three of them!) with a chic feel.
With tall walls and an offset entry, the gracious, sun-swept pool area is an oasis of privacy. Pull up a chaise for an afternoon of dolce far niente; a highly stylized, handcrafted gate with palm motif will keep the outside world at bay.
Bark! A puppy pokes his nose over the kennel. Bark bark! Two more puppies appear at the back door. There are dogs here, and their sometimes theatrical activities lead to paw prints on the glossy tile. An elegant mud room, a fenced yard, and the walled pool area are perfect for this family’s rambunctious pets, as they will be for yours.
And there are more than just domestic pets here. Gulls and pelicans ply the ocean trade routes while least terns winter over here from far-away Alaska. Dolphins are seen splashing just offshore, and even the occasional northern right whale, the rarest of all whales, will make a winter appearance.
Rare, sophisticated, beautiful. 56 Sandpiper.