Randy Franks: Elegant living in 670 square feet

The raised panel front door is original to the complex, which is called Bonnymeade Shores and is adjacent to the Four Seasons Biltmore hotel. "I consider it Hollywood Regency," Franks says. The designer made the stationary front window operable, to allow in ocean breezes in addition to light. He replaced the old amber-hued glass with a crocodile-textured glass used during the '60s. "I always loved crocodile glass, and besides, the amber glass felt a bit creepy -- like something out of a funeral home," he said.
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