Florida Design Magazine Vol. 18, No.1 Page 1
"COASTAL MODERN"
 
 
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COASTAL MODERN
An Artistically Creative Team Collaborates With Homeowners On A Seaside Sanctuary That Embodies A Sense Of Natural Harmony With Its Environment
 
 

With interior rooms nestled in a U-shape, protected from the westerly winds, the architectural design of this home embraces striking views of the Intracoastal Waterway. “This vantage point describes the whole attitude of this house; its transparency, all the warm wood details and the intimate outdoor nesting spaces,” interior designer Larry Wilson says.

 
 

The sleepy, “Old Florida” town of Crescent Beach may seem an unlikely location for a Zen-inspired retreat, but to Jacksonville natives Matt and Rita Kenyon, it was the perfect venue, both logistically and aesthetically.

The design-savvy duo — Matt, a third-generation commercial contractor, and Rita, a fine artist — desired a weekend getaway within an hour’s distance from their home and horse farm in Clay County. After purchasing a prime oceanfront site with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, they assembled a team of like-minded talent to help them realize their dream.

 
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