A viable solution for form and function

Defining this structural gem: An energy-efficient, easy-to-maintain, hurricane-resistant bunker with 800 square feet of living space and a 330-square foot outdoor living area distinguishes this treasure, nestled within groves of live oaks in an old Florida community of Inlet Beach. A color palette of white, red, and black, complemented by a multi-striped entry door, creates the canvas for the homeowner’s artifacts spanning across the globe to a special commission.

Selected details such as an original 1950s 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 three 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 the master suite focal point of the 1990s commission of Memphis artist Nancy Cheairs.

The beauty of this architectural wonder lies in its compact size, natural light diffused within the lofty ceilings, and curtain-adorned columns, which enhance the comfortably private atmosphere of this marvelous haven!