The Zen Retreat by Etchboo Design

Etchboo Design has sent us images of a modern home they designed to complement and blend in a historic neighborhood in St. Augustine, Florida. Historical for its time, this handsome contemporary residence was built in 2007 on a small infill lot in a neighborhood of homes, dating from the 1800’s. The home is meticulously crafted and uniquely designed to take full advantage of this incredible location. The view from each window has a unique story to tell, framing historical elements in nearby structures, a 100′ Bronze cross from a nearby Mission, incredible azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. The slender design of the 2,400 square foot residence consists of two living floors, and an outdoor skydeck to entertain guests and take in the amazing setting.

With the use of natural materials and muted colors the home blends incredibly well. Built to be a low maintenance residence, the structure incorporates copper panels on the north face of the building; and concrete and wood are used extensively throughout the home. Color changing LED lighting is used throughout the structure to provide a wide range of nighttime ambiance. Local shell has been used to create a tropical oasis in the pool area. The owner/designer of this home, Jason Fort of Etchboo Design, who also is a furniture designer, has incorporated custom built-in features throughout the home that are intrinsic to the overall thoughtfulness and details of this design.

Custom designed “You look Marvelous!” light fixture by Etchboo Design found here.

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12 years ago

Very cool House, never seen anything like it. This house should be on the attraction list in St. Augustine.

12 years ago

The outdoor areas are spectacular, from roof top dinning to backyard relaxing with tropical plants and refreshing pool/fountain. Every window has a gorgeous view of the intercoastal waterway or historical districts. Open, functional and fabulous!!

12 years ago

This house is more than unique its an overall experience in modern design. The open floor plan lends well to the cool breeze coming off the Florida coast. My favorite feature would have to be top deck, with views you can’t get anywhere else off this historic street.