Thursday, April 16, 2009
Oak Beach Interior
It was energizing to see the evolution of the Oak Beach project today. The client has made very thoughtful choices in many of the surfaces, using natural and renewable materials infused with greater meaning. Seen here is the river of local stone set in concrete and posts reused from the original pilings, which now serve as supports for the bannister. The master bathroom, which overlooks the water, will incorporate natural stone in the shower stall and recycled slate materials for counters. Even more intriguing, rough semi precious stones were imbedded in the poured concrete flooring, which will emerge once the floors are polished. As for the curved ceiling, the client is investigating different bamboo veneers. Ultimately, the cool elegance of the design will be balanced by the warmth of natural materials, not to mention the breathtaking view of the water.