The client purchased a vacant site surrounded by an
eclectic mixture of New England and other style beach houses. They wanted a
property which maximized the advantages of beach living such as light, fresh
air and the sounds of the ocean whilst responding to the realities of global
warming and the increasing likelihood of flooding.
The solution was to place program elements (garage and
pool) and materials that would be unaffected by flooding at ground level. All
of the bedrooms are lifted to Level 2 with the Master Bedroom facing the ocean,
high enough to see over the sea wall. A single open space at Level 3 contains
the living room, kitchen and dining room areas with a terrace wrapping
around the entire level. At roof level there is a secret garden from which you
can enjoy the sunset.
The house facade is made of operable glass at Levels G and
3 with the bedroom level made of stucco with punched window openings.
Project Details >
- Status: Proposed
- Date: August 8, 2014
- Project Number: 028
- Client: Warren Gilder
- Area: 6,000 square feet
- Martin Hopp Architect Project Team:
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