A new build by the beach lets one family escape the hustle and bustle

Galveston Beach House exterior

From the Ground Up // This striking vacation home was built as part of a new beach development community, to serve as a retreat and escape from the city.


Galveston Beach House guest roomA Neutral Palette // Indoor/outdoor fabrics and solid materials were used throughout to withstand the seaside elements and the daily lives of three young boys.


Galveston Beach House living room nautical beach house designConnected Living // In addition to all new finishes, ceiling beams, ship lap, wallpapers, and tile were added throughout to add character to an otherwise simple aesthetic.


Galveston Beach House bedroomA Pop of Playfulness // The bedroom for the youngest boys features an exciting wooden bunk painted with a perfectly appropriate aqua color that matches both the home’s color palette as well as the ocean outside.


Galveston Beach House bathroomSimple and Elegant // Natural materials and neutral colors let exciting elements like the design on these bathroom tiles add striking accents to soft, comfortable-feeling areas.


Galveston Beach House guest roomFavorable Flow //  “We like the colors to flow from room to room to compliment the landscape of the beach,” said Creative Director Anne Grandinetti.



About the architects:

With over 70 years of combined professional experience, the award-winning team at Mark Ashby Design brings an exceptional depth of understanding to each project, with an approach defined by a deep reverence for history and architectural context combined with a timeless aesthetic and meticulous attention to detail.


The Beach Bungalow, in Galveston
Design Firm: Mark Ashby Design
Photos by Clay Grier

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