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86 54 to mimic the Japanese burned-wood technique of shou sugi ban. The original driveway had become overgrown with vines and trees, adding to the windswept feel. "Walking down the driveway, you felt like you were walking down a beach path, so I kept it," he says. Dorsey also covered the front yard in white stone gravel that makes the house appear as if it's sitting in sand. L uxury is a relative term. For Dorsey, it means polished- concrete floors that are not only rustically beautiful, but impervious to dogs. Luxury also means a kitchen filled with chef- worthy Gaggenau appliances and sleek Dornbracht plumbing fixtures. "I'm a big cook," he says. "Last night, I braised some chicken and served it with sauerkraut, carrots, and greens — all very simple." In keeping with Dorsey's surf shack, the custom walnut cabinets are bleached, and the marble countertops are midnight blue with splashes of white veining that resemble waves crashing at sea. "My style is relaxed luxury," he says. "It's also bespoke, timeless and handcrafted, all of which embody the furnishings in this house. Many are pieces Above left: The mud-room graffiti wall is by muralist Joe Skilz. Buy Mum a House artwork by British artist Thomas Langley. Vintage table and chair have belonged to Dorsey for decades. Top right: Dorsey fell in love with the rugged wood-slab coffee table 15 years ago at a sample sale. Samsung Frame art TV over the fireplace. Bottom right: Dorsey designed the thin raw-steel shelving, which holds his collection of vessels. Reinhard Ziegler photograph from Conduit Gallery. Opposite page, top: In the lounge, walls are paneled in cork. The sofa, lamps, artwork, Baker side tables, and Dunbar wing chair are all vintage from Dorsey's collection. Bottom: In the entry, raw-steel mirror from Chad Dorsey Design. Vintage McGuire bench. Kyle Warren photograph.

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