steinberg beach house
Located on a corner lot midway between Barrett Square and the Cabana Pool on Charlestown Avenue, this beach house recalls an architectural language of the Anglo-Caribbean colonies in the West Indies. This architectural legacy is the hallmark of the traditional resort town of Rosemary Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida's panhandle. A white masonry base with tapered columns support a finely-detailed wooden second floor of board and batten walls and a steeply-pitched gabled-hip roof of corrugated metal. Two louvered sleeping porches frame a formal double-height entry on Charlestown Avenue and an open two-story porch is the casual entry on the boardwalk leading to the beach. An outdoor fireplace graces a trellised garden court with a water fountain and teak benches beneath the shade ofbougainvillea vines. The floor plan is a modern adaptation of the "St. Augustine Plan", a unique plan type originating in St. Augustine during Spanish rule in the mid-18th century. The house consists of 2,500 s.f. of indoor space and 1,500 s.f. of outdoor porches and loggias, maximizing private outdoor living space. A guest suite occupies the attic with two sleeping alcoves tucked away into dormers with views of Rosemary Beach and the Gulf of Mexico.