“This home is sort of an Aman resort on the sea. It has a very high level of quality, finish and detail." says KAA Design founder Grant Kirkpatrick of his award-winning work at 308 The Strand. The ultra-custom luxury residence presents a meticulosity fashioned atmosphere that’s crafted around life, in all its texture, at the beach. “It’s built for the ages - It’s kind of an heirloom; something to be passed along to the generations.” The floorplan reflects the lifestyle duality of the home. Rather than cluster sleeping areas on a single floor, they’re strategically spaced across the four levels, with the third floor home to a primary suite with a private office that’s luxuriously sequestered in the style of a penthouse. The main living area is on the uppermost floor so you don’t have to compete with the garage and the entry. A smartly elegant dining room is located next to the domestic heart of the home—a kitchen with smooth walnut cabinets and a central island with Italian marble streaked in gold and gray. The great room, its fireplace a glossy mantel of Prado Travertine stone, becomes one with a generous terrace when a wall of glass disappears. Joined with the outdoors, the room is further warmed by beach rays by day, and a glowing firepit after dark. You can take the elevator to the beach room, which is level with the Strand itself, and lounge on the patio, front row to a peaceful scene of sea, sand and sky. You literally walk out of your house, cross The Strand and you’re right on the beach. Also ideal is the home’s location, just a short walk to downtown restaurants and shops, but far enough to avoid the spillover of traffic and beach activity that is part of downtown. Or you can stay indoors and slip into the bubbling blue waters of the spool—a hybrid pool and spa. You can close the louvered screens for a private, cocoon-like experience; or let the glass doors disappear and enjoin the place with the sunny beachfront while friends mingle at the bar or gather in the living room. The first three floors of this home are exceptional living areas, but then you go to the lower floor and that’s where you get world-class extras. It’s another level dedicated to diversion, where you can be entertained in the plushy nine-person movie theater, peruse two dedicated wine closets, or work out in a pro gym. The house itself smoothly unites all the different moods and settings of luxurious beach living under its masterfully sculpted roof.