Ocean Home

Oct/Nov 2015

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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16 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | O c t o b e r + N ov e m b e r 2 0 1 5 From the Editor Ocean homes come in many shapes and sizes – large and small, classic and contemporary, beachfront and bayside – but the finest coastal homes all have one thing in common: the DNA of a skillful and passionate architect. Constructing a new home or renovating an old one can be a stressful (not to mention costly) business for many homeowners, and it pays to have the best architect on your team. For this special edition, I'm excited to publish our inaugural Ocean Home 50 – an annual and exclusive list of who we believe to be the most outstanding coastal architects in the United States and the Caribbean. e list includes some high-profile names, and also some lesser-known but equally masterful architects, creating exceptional ocean homes from Hawaii to the Hamptons (page 72). is special architecture edition also showcases extraordinary homes, from traditional Shingle Style to modern glass-and-wood masterpieces, all of which prove that American coastal architecture is built on solid foundations. Any new home, however, is less about building and more about living. "Once a home is completed, the greatest satisfaction for me is to witness the way in which my clients interact in their new home," says Peter Cadoux, a leading Westport, Conn., architect and one of our Ocean Home 50. And that, surely, is the mark of a true – and great – architect. DESIGNERS OF DISTINCTION Congratulations to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), which marks its 40th anniversary this year. More than 300 remarkable designers, including several founding members, assembled in Boston for the society's annual Chapter Leadership Conference and national awards gala dinner, a glamorous black-tie affair at the iconic Museum of Fine Arts. "Design is no longer an afterthought," says ASID CEO Randy Fiser. "It has become a powerful tool for addressing fundamental social issues in healthcare, education, sustainability, conservation, safety, resiliency and equal access, and continues to transform lives throughout the world." asid.org THE CUTTING EDGE Speaking of outstanding design talents, don't miss this year's WestEdge Design Fair, the West Coast's premier contemporary design event. A four-day showcase of some of the world's finest interiors and outdoor living designs – scheduled from October 22 to 25 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. – WestEdge delivers a host of design-inspired shopping, programming and entertainment and offers the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the finest American and international designers. Ocean Home is a proud sponsor of the event and we'd love to see you there. westedgedesignfair.com PHOTOGRAPH BY CLAUDIA URIBE (TOP LEFT) Andrew Conway Editor aconway@oceanhomemag.com BEAUTIFUL HOMES, SUPERLATIVE ARCHITECTS We'd love to hear from you. Send your ideas and comments to editor@oceanhomemag.com or visit oceanhomemag.com Me with leading architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart at their unique home in Miami (page 86). Me with ASID CEO Randy Fiser The Brillhart House in Miami

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