Unobstructed floor-to-ceiling beach views with custom drum pendants.April 2019

Sun-drenched Fort Myers Beach, FL, is home to the beautiful DiamondHead Beach Resort, noted for its suite accommodations and dining options.  Recently, the resort opened Cōste Island Cuisine, a beachfront restaurant featuring panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Cōste was professionally designed featuring a 360-degree quartz bar and floor-to-ceiling windows, covering a total dining and bar square footage of 3,285. Inhabiting the former Chloe’s restaurant space, three room units were taken out, while the bar/lounge was relocated,  to take advantage of the water view.  The previous space was completely gutted and completed with new finishes, flooring, ceiling, tables, seating and lighting to complement the tropical feel and ensure the breathtaking view is unobstructed.

Project Architect Brooks R. Swanson of design schemes of florida, llc, worked with Ron Gruninger of West Coast Lighting Agency, to select the luminaires that would serve the design focus.   Custom Lumetta drums made for an obvious choice.  Various drum sizes ranging from 6’ to 8’ in diameter were strategically spread throughout the restaurant without blocking the panoramic views.   “The challenge was that the ceiling heights we had to work with were only 9’-2” high, so the depth of these large Lumetta drums were sized to fit the space seamlessly,” shares Brooks.

Seen on the installation are various custom drum pendants: P59617 in 96” OD x 9” H and 4” stem,  P57217– 72” OD x 9”H and 30” stem, both with Wood Grain Lumenate®,  P58417 in 84” OD x 9”H and 30” stem, with Slate Lumenate®. All luminaires have top and bottom lenses,  canopies matching frame, F3 Black powder coat finish, with dimmable LED lamping.

Images: DiamondHead Beach Resort, part of SunStream Hotels & Resorts 

West Coast Lighting is the preferred agency for this project.