Tito enjoys lounging in his human's luxurious new digs.
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Steering Bratt to the brother-andsister
team proved a wonderful gift,
for it is one builders and designers
have dreams about.
“He gave us the project and let us
do what we believed was best,”
ONE OF A KIND
The result is a home as unique as its
owner, an active bachelor who globe
trots with his trusty basset hound,
Tito, always by his side.
An unobtrusive entrance to the
right of the grand front door
reflects the home’s unexpected
pleasures. Open this door and you
are in paradise, for the pool and
entertainment complex awaits.
Repeating shades of deep-sea blue,
turquoise and sea foam green,
a combination Renee utilized
throughout the design, the pool area
features a massive sunken nautilus
shell-shaped outdoor shower
that shimmers with an iridescent,
sinuous sea glass tile design.
Beyond eye-grabbing, the shower
serves an important purpose. With
an adjoining pump house that even
incorporates an ice machine to
keep guests’ drinks cold, the shower
effectively blocks the view of the
neighbor’s air conditioning unit and
garbage utility area, directing the
eye to the ever-changing seascape.
As with every room in the house,
the pool’s seating and lounging
areas face the ocean.
“That’s what you pay the big money
for,” Charles Clary said.
Five perfectly matched palms stand
as pool sentinels, each anchored by a
square of blue glass stones. Looking
closer, it is apparent their uniformity
is not by chance. They are facsimile
palm trees Renee discovered from
a Pennsylvania manufacturer and
will remain forever green, forever
perfect, with nary an errant frond to
sully the scene.
“If you had five real trees, they
would grow at different rates and
disrupt the design,” she explained.
There is no shortage of
windows, decks and pool to
catch the view of the sea.