Originally built in 1931, this Neptune Beach residence known as “Sea Rest” stood out to a young Jacksonville couple who admired its elegant design and Mediterranean-Revival style.
When our clients first purchased the home, they intended to use it as a vacation house – but over time, they decided to transform the blissful retreat into a comfortable year-round residence.
This meant marrying all the modern bells and whistles with the home’s charming historic flavor. Thoughtful design details include a waterproof brick veneer matched to the old sand-lime brick that had deteriorated beyond repair; stained mahogany doors that exude Old Florida elegance; and a tower, with a pecky cypress ceiling, that hinges the original 2,800-square-foot structure to a 5,400-square-foot addition. The owners commissioned Richard Skinner and Associates as the architectural firm, and Stephanie Jarvis as the interior designer.