Coastal Retreat


Like a geode emerging from a grassy beachside landscape, this sprawling home is steeped in classic Americana.

The expansive vista of wildflower-laden bluffs, with the ocean just beyond, provides a dynamic setting for a couple with nostalgic connections to their East Coast roots and a newfound desire to embrace a more contemporary, minimalist way of living.

The home strikes a delicate balance between paying homage to the timeless essence of Cape Cod architecture, with its distinctive asymmetrical pitched roofs and shingle siding, and embracing modern design. The result is a seamless blend of old and new.

A Brazilian Azul Bahia granite adds bold bursts of color to the kitchen’s seamless cabinetry. The watercolor effect creates a captivating visual that echoes the nearby ocean, infusing the space with a dreamy, coastal feel.

The interior lets the outdoors in with large expanses of windows and sliding glass doors, offering the illusion of blending with the landscape. Architectural details are purposefully kept spare to allow special design moments to shine.

“Each room has its own personality, but it’s really about providing a great backdrop to the view that’s happening just beyond.”
Kristi Will, Principal, Kristi Will Interior Design

Curated to underscore the spectacular views, a clean white palette offers simplicity and tranquility, while materials like whitewashed paneling and soft gray plaster hint at the traditional, offering a sense of timelessness.

The spiral staircase leading to the rooftop terrace is made of custom glass treads. At night, the drama is multiplied as built-in fiber optic lights turn on and transform each step to look like an illuminated block of ice.

“We created a sense of geometry within these familiar forms that speak to a modern sensitivity.”
Brooks Walker, Partner, Walker Warner

Project info



Senior Project Managers

Anne Griffes, David Shutt

Architectural Staff

Andy Lin, Boyce Postma, Brennan Stevenson, Rob Campodonico



Kristi Will Design


Lutsko Associates


Anna Kondolf Lighting Design


Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders


Matthew Millman, Jose Alorda


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