Inside a dreamy Florida beach house that uses reclaimed materials


Designed by architects T.S. Adams Studio, this gorgeous modern-rustic beach house is used as a family vacation retreat in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The homeowners have a three-generation timber business, with a warehouse full of salvaged materials from old farmhouse and weathered barns. This was the starting point to building this family beach house, that reclaimed wood would be a strong element used throughout the design. On the interior, ceilings are clad with pine timbers, while the flooring features antique pine. Some of the wood is gray-washed, working harmoniously with the home’s muted palette. Counterpoints to the woods are the brick and Venetian plaster walls.

Scope of the Project: The homeowner’s are from Alabama and wished to incorporate as many reclaimed materials as possible to emulate the Low-Country style architecture. 


Above: The exterior of this home uses wood that was already milled from the homeowner’s timber business. This also enabled them to do some stand out features, which includes 4×8 rafters and beveled siding a full 1-1/4 inches thick—all with salvaged wood.


What We Love: This gorgeous beach house offers its inhabitants a relaxing and inviting place to retreat with family and friends. We are especially loving the use of reclaimed materials throughout this home’s design, evoking warmth and authenticity. Overall the design feels cozy and lived-in, a sanctuary with the added bonus of being right next to the beach… Readers, please share with us what you think of the overall design of this home in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of our favorite home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the porfolio of the architects of this project, T.S. Adams Studio: Whimsical lakeside cottage retreat with cozy interiors on Lake Keowee and Breathtaking shingle style beach house in Watersound, Florida.


Above: On the expansive front porch of this beach house is an inviting swing daybed for the homeowner’s to enjoy.


Above: In the entrance, sculptural sconces are custom made from old gas lanterns. Nature is pulled inside with the water-themed painting above the console table.



Above: Upon entrance to this home, you immediately gain a sense of the use of salvaged materials integrated into the design. The soaring 14-foot high ceiling lends a grand feeling to the entryway, while a chunky rustic bench and the richness of the wood flooring helps to ground the space.


Above: From the entryway, the home opens into a light-filled great room that is perfect for entertaining guests. Flanking the fireplace are built-in cabinets composed of reclaimed wood. The walls are Venetian plaster, the handiwork of the homeowner’s artisan friend.


Above: The dining room features pops of orange. A brick arched doorway helps to create a visual delineation between the dining and kitchen area. Clever lighting details helped to create a polished look, while adding to this home’s modern-rustic feel. Above the dining table, the wheel from an old hay rake was repurposed into a chandelier. In the kitchen, the pendants feature vintage gas pipes.


Above: The focal point of the kitchen is the stunning reclaimed cypress range hood. Reclaimed brick on the walls adds to the overall aesthetics.





Above: In the master bedroom, doors leading to the bathroom were reclaimed from a house in New Orleans. The doors were sanded and then waxed to enhance their natural beauty. Gray wainscoting adds a cozy factor to the space, helping to compensate for the high ceilings.






Above: Salvaged brick flooring provides a beautiful statement at the rear entry of this home. The material selection for this utility space is also very durable for sandy, wet feet.


Above: A popular hang-out spot in the beach house is this screened-in porch located just off the upper level bedrooms. This is an ideal space to entertain family and friends, to enjoy a cup of morning coffee or curl up with a good book. Overhead ceiling fans helps to keep the space feeling cool during the warmer months.

Photos: Jean Allsopp

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