A Contemporary Retreat

WHEN THE SEUREAUS DECIDED TO RENOVATE THEIR SEABROOK PROPERTY, THEY ENLISTED CANTONI TO TRANSFORM AN OUTDATED BARN INTO A CONTEMPORARY WEEKEND GETAWAY DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING.

Designed By: Houston Design Team Photos By: Michael Hunter

Glenn and his wife, Sabrina Seureau, live in Houston’s River Oaks but spend some weekends and holidays on family land in Seabrook near Galveston Bay - where they can get away from the city to tend livestock, hunt, fish and ride four-wheelers. Three years ago, the Seureaus decided to convert a 40-year barn into a loft that would give them a comfortable place to stay and host friends and family on their 77-acre property. To bring their vision to life, the couple brought in Cantoni to create a stylish retreat designed for entertaining. The loft’s 20-foot vaulted ceilings, white sheetrock walls and concrete floors gave the Cantoni Design Team a bright new space to work with and she couldn’t wait to get started.

Glenn, who loves to fish, wanted to ensure the kitchen would be ideal for cooking his catch of the day and feeding a crowd. The Houston design team achieved just that by creating a kitchen with a double island layout complete with plenty of cooktop and counter space as well as sleek hidden storage. Glenn opted for commercial grade appliances to complement the high gloss seamless cabinetry with touch-to-open doors.

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The design teami selected the 8-foot Eiott dining table that sprawls across the space between the open kitchen and the living room, where the Snob lounge chairs and luxe Laguna sectional were paired to create an inviting and comfortable area for conversation. In the master bedroom, the bed's custom-designed headboard features Swarovski crystals in the tufting. A small wet bar is built into one end of the vast master bathroom so the Seureaus wouldn’t have to zip into the kitchen for that extra bottle of wine. And the media room features a 10-foot projector screen and a row of five American Leather theater chairs, which are equipped with cup-holders and USB ports.

“That's my favorite room," Glenn Seureau says. "It's quiet; it feels like you're in a movie theater.” It's also a favorite of the couple's 12-year-old son, who likes to play Xbox games on the enormous screen.

The Seureaus enjoy inviting friends to watch sports, celebrate birthdays and enjoy the pleasures of living on land near the water. Their new three-bedroom loft has given them the perfect space to have company. 

View our gallery to see more and check out the home as it was featured in the Houston Chronicle.

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