Innovative Beauty and Contemporary Luxury at this Stunning Seaside Retreat

Luxuriously minimalist in design, the stunning five-bedroom, six-full-bath and one-half-bath modern seaside retreat with 5,198 square feet located at 38 Ocean Course Drive was designed by architect James Choate of Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein of Atlanta and beautifully constructed by master builder Russ Cooper & Associates.

With interiors designed by the renowned Nancy Braithwaite, author of Simplicity (which Veranda magazine called “required fall reading”) and landscapes by acclaimed designer Sheila Wertimer, this striking home stands tall to capture sweeping views of the Atlantic and The Ocean Course’s 17th and 18th holes.

Approaching the home, with its three 49-foot vertical gabled pavilions, walls of vertically grained Western Cedar and concrete, lead-coated copper roof, and rough-hewn stone-slab steps leading to the entry, there’s a sense of a highly livable museum of modern art… a sense that carries through the dramatic pivoting glass-and-steel front door. Like other elements in the home, its heft and scale impresses at five feet wide by 11 feet high.

“Every element should strive to be simple and powerful without compromise and every room must have a level of power that comes from commanding scale, repetition of elements, subtleties of color or the sheer beauty of forms,” wrote Braithwaite, who designed the home as her own family’s vacation retreat.

The statement describes the interiors perfectly. With clean lines, soaring ceilings, a striking and yet soothing monochromatic color scheme, and floor-to-ceiling Weru® windows framing breathtaking views from every room, the home is infused with thoughtful design and superior quality in every aspect.

Designed with private spaces for up to three families and large shared spaces for entertaining, the home’s clean lines and custom, overscale furniture are enhanced by artwork—from sweetgrass baskets by renowned sweetgrass basket maker, Mary Jackson, to whimsical sculptural pieces by globally-acclaimed artists. Fine details include Dornbracht® faucets and innovative metal lighting fixtures by Kevin Reilly.

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