Project posted by Specht Architects

Beach Haven Residence

Location
Structure
House (Single Residence)
Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.
Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.
Beach Haven Residence, Dining Table and Living Room.
Beach Haven Residence, Dining Table and Living Room.
Beach Haven Residence, Staircase.
Beach Haven Residence, Staircase.
Beach Haven Residence, Staircase with a view.
Beach Haven Residence, Staircase with a view.
Beach Haven Residence, Partial Exterior.
Beach Haven Residence, Partial Exterior.
Beach Haven Residence, Exterior at Twilight.
Beach Haven Residence, Exterior at Twilight.
Beach Haven Residence, Bedroom.
Beach Haven Residence, Bedroom.
Beach Haven Residence, Exterior.
Beach Haven Residence, Exterior.
Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.
Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.
Beach Haven Residence, Entrance/Exterior Stairwell.
Beach Haven Residence, Entrance/Exterior Stairwell.
Beach Haven Residence, Exterior from Beach.
Beach Haven Residence, Exterior from Beach.
Beach Haven Residence, Kitchen.
Beach Haven Residence, Kitchen.
Beach Haven Residence, Full Exterior.
Beach Haven Residence, Full Exterior.

Details

Square Feet
2500

Credits

Photographer
Taggart Sorensen

From Specht Architects

This is a weekend residence for a family of five. The lot is on the beachfront, but very small, tucked away from the street, and had many code-regulated square-footage and height restrictions. The challenge was to create something open and light-filled that takes advantage of its beautiful setting, yet uses every available square inch of buildable area allowed by law.

The house was built for a family of five, and each child has their own, uniquely styled bedroom. It also features a guest room / office, lounge, elevated hot tub area, and a large living / dining / kitchen space all within a compact 2500 square foot envelope.

Techniques that are often used in boat building were used in the construction of the house. The roof is all fiberglass, and the exterior components all stainless steel. Windows are of the highest hurricane-rating available. Two types of cedar were used on the exterior, providing a contrasting sculptural form to the house.
Photography: Taggart Sorensen