Step inside Sunset's Summer Retreat Home

Get inspired by a portable vacation home that grows with you

Exterior shot Summer Retreat Home

Flexible getaway space

Our Summer Retreat Home project turns the conventional cabin inside out. Most rooms are open-air modules that can be added over time.

Only the 15-by-20-foot cookhouse/bathhouse at the center is a permanent, lockable structure. The surrounding modules--bunkhouse, master bedroom pavilion, and game tent (with lockers for storage)--are wood and canvas structures from Sweetwater Bungalows.

Convenient BBQ

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Convenient BBQ

A custom-made prefabricated outdoor kitchen by Treasure Islands of Santa Cruz includes a generous barbecue, side burners, and plenty of storage.

Next: A comfy cabana.

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Plush lounging

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Plush lounging

The showstopping daybed by The Sweetwater Cabana is a posh shaded oasis of pillows ( Beach House Style) for afternoon lolling.

Next: See the efficient kitchen.

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Green-minded kitchen

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Green-minded kitchen

The kitchen appears bigger than its 15-by-15 footprint thanks to its spare coastal palette of white paint ( Benjamin Moore "Super White"), bamboo countertops ( Teragren), reclaimed barnwood flooring ( Black's Farmwood) and blue/cream ceramics ( Soulé Studio). Basket pendant lamps by Beach House Style highlight the kitchen island ( Woodenbridge, Inc.). Appliances by Jenn-Air.

Next: An indoor sitting area.

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Beachy bathroom

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Beachy bathroom

A boatwood framed mirror ( Beach House Style) serves as the centerpiece of this narrow bathroom. Pebblestone tile ( Fireclay Tile) and plaster shower surround ( Fitzgerald Studio) add a sandy beach-inspired texture to the space. Pedestal sink by Kohler.

Next: A dreamy master tent cabin.

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Tidy storage

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Cabin cubes

Cube bookcase and bench storage by The Wooden Duck keep linens, clothing, and supplies organized in Sunset's Summer Retreat Home.

 

Sun shower

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Sun shower

The outdoor shower by Orvis makes for easy post-beach-activity wash down. Bike by Fairfax Cyclery.

Next: Meet the interior designers, get a resource list, and see more affordable homes.

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Meet the designers

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Meet the designers

Sunset Summer Retreat interior designers: Susan Delurgio and Alisha Peterson of Beach House Style (415/454-3138).

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