As planning began for this completely new build on a vacant lot in Gulf Place, architect and homeowners faced a few obstacles, the main one involving a sand dune that had deteriorated after years of neglect. It took several weeks and permits to sand-fill and sculpt the site.Chick worked with a seasoned team to handle more of Florida’s complicated on-beach building processes while maintaining the desired aesthetic of the home. Says the architect,
“We included 10-foot-tall Weather Shield bifold doors. When they are open, the pool area and patio connect to the living area to pull the outside in.”
They also added an elevated pool shell that allowed removal of the fence that covered the Gulf view.This area doubles as seating during parties. As the home took shape, decorators Robyn Prince and Marianne Temple joined the design team to help with the interiors. To reflect the coastal setting, the duo chose a color palette centered on natural and neutral tones with touches of turquoise and aqua. “They created the airy feel we wanted with hints of the ocean in the blue hues,” says Vicki. Now that the many steps of the building process are complete, the Inmans spend as much time as possible at their second home. And they especially enjoy welcoming guests for the day, the weekend, or longer.
“Spending quality time with family and friends has always been important to us, and this is the place where we can create memories,”
Vicki says. For this couple, beach life on 30A is all about sharing what they love most with others.