INLET BEACH HURRICANE BUNKER
A viable solution for form and function!
Defining this structural gem: An energy-efficient, easy-to-maintain, hurricane-resistant bunker with living space of 800-square feet and 330-square foot outdoor living area distinguishes this treasure, nestled within groves of live oaks residing in an old Florida community of Inlet Beach. A color palette of white, red, black, and complimented by a multi-striped entry door creates the canvas for the homeowner’s artifacts spanning across the globe to a special commission.
The selected details of an original1950’s Bertoia Diamond Lounge chair, Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Couch, and St. Charles red metal cabinetry set a comforting framework to the pristine architectural details. Visual treats tantalize the viewer from the facial expressions on 3-raku heads by Swedish Artist Johan Thunell, an oil painting of a Turkish Robe purchased at the Haga Sophia, a portrait purchased in Tibet of an elderly Tibetan woman, to the carefully displayed African sculptures, and master suite focal point of the 1990’s commission of Memphis artist, Nancy Cheairs.
The beauty of this architectural wonder is its compact size, natural light diffused within the lofty ceilings and curtain-adorned columns which enhance the comfortably private atmosphere of this marvelous haven!