Orchid island

Oceanfront Home Design

Orchid Island Oceanfront Home Design

  • Architect: Jackson Kirschner
  • Contractor: The Hill Group
  • Location: Orchid Island, Florida
  • Award(s): Published in Florida Architecture Southern Accents Magazine
  • Photography by: Sargent Architectural Photography

We can’t offer enough positive comments about Jill Shevlin and her staff at Jill Shelvin Design. Jill helped us through the full cycle of planning, designing, and construction of our new home. On countless occasions, her knowledge and insight helped us improve our design and helped us through the difficult decisions during construction. And finally her taste and flair for decorating provided the final and finishing touches.

Jill Shevlin Design delivered casual elegance in this enviable Orchid Island beach house that embodies the feeling of luxury made comfortable. This oceanfront home design project emphasizes the home’s ocean views at every turn. Nods to Old World design shine through the residence with intricate mosaics of limestone, granite, and marble; a warm, refined study; and other touches of perfunctory sophistication.  

The home is luxurious while embodying unpretentious warmth. Its spacious layout is designed for a growing family with several kid-friendly touches, like an indoor/outdoor fabric on the dining chair upholstery, and a playful, colorful guest house with built-in bunk beds. The new-construction Vero Beach home’s oceanfront location is emphasized throughout its glorious space, reminding visitors of the property’s prime location. 

With arched French doors and windows a-plenty, the beach view is unobscured in nearly every room. Keeping with the beachfront feel, the walls are textured and the color scheme soft, fluid, and muted. In the sun-filled family room, tan fabrics complemented by blue accents transport visitors back to the beach as they gaze at the sand through the many panes of glass that surround them.

Beach views abound in the master suite as an inviting pedestal bathtub sits in front of ocean-facing windows under a lovely chandelier — and the showerhead has even been positioned to maintain the view. This new construction project in Vero Beach delivered on the owners’ visions of oceanfront home designs that punctuate elegance with a warm, welcoming, and unceremonious feel.