"This was our second time to stay in this lovely house. High end appliances, great televisions, sound system, comfortable beds...We loved having our own pool and hot tub. We grilled outside and had a wonderful dinner by the beautiful Koi pool. This house had everything that we needed. It is located close to the beach and the central square." - Chatham House Guest Review
71 East Ruskin Street
3-night minimum stay required year-round; however, 5-night stay required during spring break, summer and winter holidays
Rome Prize-winning architect Walter Chatham built this special beach home. It has been featured on the cover of Architectural Record as “House of the Year," and was awarded the prestigious “Award of Excellence” by the National AIA (American Institute of Architects). Also featured on the covers of Thirty-A Review, Florida Architecture, Houston magazine, and six major books on outdoor Florida architecture, the Chatham House is a landmark in Seaside, Florida.
The award-winning structure consists of two pavilions flanking either side of a central heated pool, with a central 40-foot tower. Utilizing movable panels and multiple doorways, the house can almost be entirely opened up. According to Chatham, “The house functions best with all doors open, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor living.”
The house features three full traditional bedrooms and a fourth room with a loft with two twins over an office with full bath and shower, as well as a Bisazza glass tiled pool in the center of the home. Each room is filled with modern art and eclectic yet functional furniture.
The home has a multi-media center with an Apple TV in each room. A dramatic glass bridge over a glass tiled Koi pool leads to the front of the home. The kitchen has Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. A front marble dining table flanks a Viking outdoor kitchen grill. The tower features a multi-person hot tub and breakfast table on top of the magnificent tower that overlooks the gulf and the town.
This is a Grand level home but please note that it does not come with daily housekeeping.