Situated above a cerulean blue bay in the Uplands, this midcentury home possessed solid bones but was in need of an interior overhaul to bring it into the twenty-first century. The home’s 1980’s reno had resulted in a layout that was divisive and dark and called for a modern reconfiguration. The design-wise owners turned to Jason Good of Jason Good Custom Cabinetry to bring his custom millwork to principal rooms for functionality and design cohesion in the home’s overall aesthetic and Interior Designer, Kelly Moir of KM Interior Designs for a complete redesign.
The interior design objectives were to create a unified flow for entertaining while capturing the stunning ocean views from primary rooms. Design cohesion is achieved with Good’s distinctive quilted maple and rosewood elements he incorporates throughout the home. Warm white walls act as a neutral backdrop for the home’s bold blues and textural accents. The result is a polished yet relaxed three bedroom, five bathroom contemporary beach house that reflects the unique personal expression of the owners.
“The dated interior was in need of a makeover to better utilize the space and update the aesthetic to suit the clients’ modern taste,” says Moir. She adds that the professional couple needed a more functional space to support their love of cooking and entertaining. “The original kitchen and dining room were closed off with a narrow pass-through area that wasn’t functional. The door to the dining room took up valuable space so by creating a full-height opening that framed the dining table, with its eye-catching light fixture, we gained a natural flow between the two spaces.”
Inspired by the couple’s midcentury modern rosewood dining table, a grand rosewood entrance to the kitchen creates a social space for open dialogue between hosts and guests. Rosewood on the lower cabinets grounds the bright space and paired with white lacquer cabinets creates an earthy and sleek finish. Quartz countertops in ‘super white’ are durable and keep the space light and airy. Italian Lapalma Thin barstools look almost grain-matched to blend seamlessly with the island’s rosewood base. Flooring is Ames Tile in ‘cement’ from the word-up series.
Sliding glass doors in the kitchen saturate the room with natural light and lead to a patio overlooking the stunning bay. “Inspired by the blue of a sports car the clients own and cherish, we injected a punch of their favourite hue in the kitchen with hand glazed ‘Quarry Blue-Lagoon’ Seneca tile,” states Moir. A custom built stainless underlit panel creates a streamlined look to conceal the hood fan. Blanco Quatrus under mount sinks pair with Moen 90 Degree faucets and the 30-inch Miele cooktop and microwave complete the chef’s kitchen.
Concealed pantries on either side of the rosewood surround to the dining area keep the area functional and sleek. A recessed coffee niche in rosewood warms the predominantly white kitchen. Almost unrecognizable, the integrated panel Miele fridge and freezer add to the room’s streamlined aesthetic. Hand made by Germany’sfinest glass blowers, the Clarity art glass pendant by WAC Lighting demonstrates dazzling spectral properties in the natural light. Grain matched rosewood cabinetry on the island with continuous handle style drawers are a nod to Good’s fine woodworking skills and quality craftsmanship.
The high impact home office continues the blue accent theme with two iconic Eames lounge chairs in leather and rosewood, blue geometric area rug and stunning Blu Smith landscape painting.
Custom built by Good, the tiered quilted maple desk and shelving bring the room its modern sophistication. The quilted maple offers a unifying design element and can also be seen in the master bedroom’s ensuite and walk-in closet.
Luxury amenities in this spa-like ensuite include a custom built quilted maple vanity, a curbless shower, woodgrain marble tile floors and a carefully positioned soaker tub to capitalize on the home’s water views. As varied and dynamic as tidal patterns in the sand, the grain of the quilted maple brings interest to the bathroom and walk-in closet.
“Just as he did with the rosewood in the kitchen, Good was able to create a continuous grain match through all of the maple millwork giving the pieces the appearance of one solid wood cut that blend seamlessly,” adds Moir.
Good built a custom-designed walk-in closet that provides space-saving options, including multiple hanging areas, adjustable shelving, drawers, seating, and shoe racks. Not only built for apparel, the elegant walk-in gives the owner’s jewellery a lavish place to call home. Pull-out displays and shallow drawers offer item-specific compartments to keep accessories sorted and accessible.