Collection by Jacqueline Leahy

How to Build A Modern Beach House


Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.

The Casa Cuatro sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
The screen porch serves as an auxiliary dining area and extends past the house to capture views and cross breezes.
On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water,...
High ceilings and generous expanses of glass more than compensate for the lack of a second floor.
Corrugated steel panels and steel beams were created offsite and trucked in.
Matthew Peek and Renata Ancona built an elevated modern structure near Stinson Beach, California, with mesmerizing...
Architect Mary Ann Schicketanz created a 1,900-square-foot home in Big Sur, California, that hugs its hillside site.
The house is perched in the midst of an astonishing landscape.