There is simply nothing like relaxing on beautiful porch as the sun sets in the distance and the waves crash against the shore. It is barely a surprise that homes with an ocean view are among the most sought-after on the planet. So, today I have taken a leaf out of Kate’s book (and a page out of her 10 rooms series!) to bring to you a collection of the 10 most remarkable porches with an ocean view that will leave you spellbound. From the contemporary to the classic, these brilliant spaces will forever alter the way you look at porches. Step in and enjoy the beachy brilliance!
Contemporary and Classy
Maybe some of you are worried about how the onset of fall and the prospect of a chilly winter might spoil your time on the porch. But you need not worry about it one bit if you have a home in one of the most beautiful parts of Florida! This gorgeous porch is all about sand, sunshine and spectacular views. Wrapping itself around the house, it holds a stylish outdoor lounge.
There is also a gorgeous outdoor dining table, a place for an afternoon nap and chaise loungers that let you relax as you take in the sunset! Built to appear as if it is literally hovering on top of the waves, the porch turns the home into a dream destination.
This relaxed porch might not be right next to the crashing waves, but it is still is equally enchanting. The cool, contemporary style of the space is an extension of the indoors, and the chic loungers in grey bring a touch of sophistication. The black trims help bring definition, while the ceiling fans provide relief on a hot afternoon. Here is a porch that is contemporary to the core!
Glass railings are a popular choice for beachside decks, balconies, and of course, porches. The design of this home on a cliff’s edge leaves ample space for a beautiful porch. The decor is kept minimal and modern while the glass barrier also offers protection from gusty winds. Throw in a giant umbrella with some color, and it would seem even more appealing!
Relaxed Beach Style
Ample shade, gorgeous views and a blue and white color scheme that gives the porch a refreshing, cheerful look; here is a porch with beach style at its brilliant best! The circle inserts accentuate this by evoking the image of ship windows, while potted plants add some color to the lovely home. The seating options are simple and classical, ensuring that nature takes center stage.
Blue and white is a classic combination that works in pretty much any setting. So it is barely a surprise that the dashing duo shines through with a cool beach and blue waves in the backdrop. But what we love about this porch is the clever use of grey to anchor the space while giving it a trendy, modern twist.
Here is a perfect porch for those who do not want to go overboard with the beach style. This traditional house with distant ocean views lets nature bring all the color to the table. The long, narrow corridor is decorated in a style that complements the silhouette of the house. With an outdoor dining space located a level below the porch, homeowners here might end up spending more time outdoors than inside.
Keeping the Focus Outside
You do not have to always go the extravagant way when it comes to decorating the porch. Since you have such a scenic view outside, let it take over fully. Classic and striking, this porch keeps the seating options to a minimum. The pillars also seem to frame the distant view perfectly, and the image evokes memories of a lazy summer afternoon at a beachside cottage.
There is something undeniably ‘old world’ about this beautiful porch with a white rocking chair and the stone structure in the backdrop. Obviously, this is a great vantage point from which you have a panoramic view. Even if the space is small, it does make for a dramatic little nook.
This home shows how you can transform a really small porch into a beautiful one. The unique shape of the porch lets it stand out even as the loungers, the umbrella and the mellow yellow hues give the space both Mediterranean and tropical flavor.
And speaking of tropical settings, we finally have a fabulous home from Hawaii that features a spacious and charming porch. Simple pendant lights are used to light up the space while a subtle blend of black and white gives the porch a tinge of modern flair. Of course, it is the palm trees swaying in the breeze and warm waters that steal the show, as always.