A 1,536 sf vacation house on waterfront property overlooking a wetland and small marina to one side and a tidal cove to the other.
The house is sited to take advantage of the different views. Two separate elements form an ‘L’ with the main living spaces oriented towards the marina and wetland. A large screen porch offers views of the marina and cove, and provides a communal gathering place. The guest wing faces the cove and includes a loft space for the grandchildren above their parents’ bedroom. The concrete base creates a level area on the sloping site while providing for boat storage within. The wood frame structure is clad in cement board panels throughout, unifying the interior and exterior. Maple and slate complete the interior palette. A window wall in each living space opens to the view. A pair of corrugated metal shed roofs slope to a shared gutter and provide a protected walkway at the entry.
Awards & Publications
House of the Month – ArchitecturalRecord.com, October 2003
“Coastal Retreats” by Linda Leigh Paul, 2002
Umran Magazine, (Saudi Arabia), October 2005
“Beach Houses” by Casey Mathewson, (Germany), 2006
“Small Houses in Nature 2″ by Carles Broto (Spain), 2007
“Superb Cabins” by Charles Broto, 2007
“Rain, Go Away”, Residential Architect, September/October 2008