Chateau Chic: Life By the Water
Fulfilling a dream to live on the water, one local couple purchased land in a unique neighborhood with water access to the Intracoastal. After building a boat slip and dock, they decided to accelerate the timeframe in which they planned to build their dream home. “We weren’t supposed to build out the house as soon as we did but we got excited and decided to start,” shared the homeowner.
Expansive porches and outdoor living areas flow seamlessly into the interior with thoughtful selection of materials and the keen eye of interior designer Linsi Cenac Matherne of Linsi L. Cenac Interiors.
“The homeowners have several grandchildren and their home is most often the gathering place for everyone,” said Linsi. “Knowing this would truly be an indoor, outdoor living home, we carefully selected quality materials that would hold up to the wear and tear of everyday life, plus outside activities like swimming, boating and fishing.”
Using durable materials such as large scale, wood-look porcelain tile for the main flooring of the home and leather finished countertops in the kitchen and the pool house, as well as marble look porcelain tile in the master bathroom for easy upkeep, Linsi balanced the homeowner’s need for elegance and practicality.
To achieve the homeowner’s vision, Linsi combined transitional elements to give the traditional home a classic, timeless feel. Southern country décor polishes the space with clean yet rustic southern details. In true southern fashion, this home is a gathering place for family and friends to share meals and memories. On occasions when the homeowners aren’t busy entertaining, they enjoy the slower pace by having supper on the patio and watching the boats pass by.
(Courtesy of Point of Vue magazine)