A Beach Chic Getaway on 30A

Talented architect Tim Adams was already onboard, and an equally talented designer, Allyson Runnels, entered the project to take it from spec to spectacular. The architecture sets it apart from many of Florida’s 30-A-area residences. “It is definitely in the vernacular of the shingle-style home,” says Adams. “And with such incredible views, we wanted to let as much natural light flow throughout the house as possible, even in the stairway halls. We also included painted wood-paneled walls that lend a casual elegance to the rooms more so than plaster or sheetrock.”

The ocean views and shingle style influenced the interior design scheme, as well. “I like for the interiors to reflect the architecture,” explains Runnels. “It felt like a home that could be on Nantucket, so I kept it classic with contemporary touches but not in a traditional beachy way.” With collections of coral and sea fans and a driftwood sofa table, coastal influence abounds, and the setting only adds to the coastal bliss. “When you are on the second and third floors, it feels like you are floating on water,” says Runnels.

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