With views of the ocean and the marsh, this family retreat is filled with light and a myriad of colors. Ocean blues and marsh greens are ever-present, and the long vistas from each room draw your eye to the changing landscape. Inside, stained wood details provide warmth and interest to the cool colors of the beach. Nautical detailing, louvered panels, and clean lines are reminiscent of a wooden boat: durable and practical. With an emphasis on the rituals of cooking, dining, and gathering, unique design elements were created to enhance and celebrate the experiences. Feeling connected yet separate, the house flows easily from room to room yet maintains each room’s identity. Collaborating a second time with this client resulted in a house with a familiar feel and clean unencumbered style. The simplified modern detailing creates a backdrop for the active lives of the family.