This Beach House Window Keeps it Simple and Sparkling
You won't mistake this house for one in those blazing white villages dotting the Greek Isles, but the idea is the same. The simple white color of walls and window frames add excitement on a day of serious sunshine, and perk up the setting when it's foggy and soggy. The double hung window opens to the salty air, though inside shutters can be closed, still allowing ventilation, when a bit of privacy is preferred. Most likely the windows and clapboard siding have been replaced with today's vinyl, aluminum, or other salt-resistant choices, and even that weathered-looking porch deck may be a non-rotting composite of wood fibers and plastic. The deck is deep enough to set sandy shoes and beach chairs out of the way of scampering feet. Sit inside on a cool morning so the muntins dividing the window frame different parts of the view. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.