NJPV

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Architect
  • dig Architecture LLC
Interior Design
  • dig Architecture LLC
Builder
  • Aurora Custom Homes
Photographer
  • Milan Malinovic
Location
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 8655
  • Set on historic state road A1A, this beach front house is designed to incorporate nature and architecture. With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Guana River State Park directly across A1A to the west, the site dose not lack in amazing views.
     

    Designing along this portion of A1A can be difficult as the properties are strictly governed by local at state restrictions - building height limit of 35’-0”, a front yard setback and the Coastal Control Construction Line. The challenge becomes: “How does one fit the owner’s program on a limited site area while making it visually interesting?” For this project inspiration came by stacking and layering rectilinear shapes to create a composition that is in reaction to the site and program requirements.

     

    The exterior cladding is smooth white stucco, with accents of synthetic ship lap siding. Both materials were selected as durable and low maintenance options for oceanfront living. The ship lap contrasts and adds a level of warmth to the otherwise stark stucco.

    Upon approach to the house, visitors are greeted by a cantilevered landing as a pause and welcoming point along the progression of the exterior stair. The foyer offers a quick view to the ocean beyond through a double glass door. This sets the tone for the exploration and discovery that happens throughout the house.
     

    The open-plan living space is highlight by a double height great room wrapped in glazing. The adjacent kitchen and formal dining room make this space ideal for hosting family and friends. These spaces seamlessly transition to the pool and cabana which are tucked into the footprint of the house on the South side of the design.

    The first floor was originally designed to be a utility space with a modest bunk room. Right before construction began it was decided to make a minor adjustment to the dune and add the media room stacked under the second floor. This space is unique within the house in that it does not have any windows. It becomes a quiet and relaxing space to enjoy a movie.

    The third floor is an “owner’s floor” with all programed spaces designed to be more private. The theme for the house continues (and may be at its best) with each space offering a unique view to nature. The prized space is the owners office, which sits directly above the front door. From this space three bodies of water can be viewed, the ocean, the river and the pool, this is the only room where this happens.

    A suggestion of using geo-thermal cooling and heating (to prolong the life of the A/C system) launched a exploration into sustainable technologies by the owners, architect and builder. The geo-thermal system cools and heats the house composed of sustainable materials with sprayed insulation in the walls and ceiling and a full photovoltaic system on the roof. The photovoltaic system can produce enough

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    Modern home with Bedroom. Owner's Suite with view of the Atlantic Ocean Photo  of NJPV

    Owner's Suite with view of the Atlantic Ocean

    Modern home with Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Bath Room. Owner's Bathroom with view of Atlantic Ocean Photo 2 of NJPV

    Owner's Bathroom with view of Atlantic Ocean

    Modern home with Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, Travertine Floor, Undermount Sink, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, and Hallway. Owner's sitting balcony Photo 3 of NJPV

    Owner's sitting balcony

    Modern home with Ceiling Lighting, Bed, Dark Hardwood Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, and Outdoor. Street view of the house from Historic A1A Photo 4 of NJPV

    Street view of the house from Historic A1A

    Modern home with Bed, Freestanding Tub, Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Dark Hardwood Floor, Enclosed Shower, Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Walkways, Landscape Lighting, and Outdoor. Street view of the house from Historic A1A Photo 5 of NJPV

    Street view of the house from Historic A1A

    Modern home with Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Freestanding Tub, Dark Hardwood Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Enclosed Shower, Walkways, Landscape Lighting, and Outdoor. Street view of the house from Historic A1A Photo 6 of NJPV

    Street view of the house from Historic A1A

    Modern home with Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Enclosed Shower, Front Yard, Undermount Sink, Freestanding Tub, Dark Hardwood Floor, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Walkways, Kitchen, and Landscape Lighting. Kitchen island Photo 7 of NJPV

    Kitchen island

    Modern home with Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Walkways, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor, and Travertine Floor. Looking back at the house over the dune form the beach Photo 8 of NJPV

    Looking back at the house over the dune form the beach

    Modern home with Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, Shrubs, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Travertine Floor, Back Yard, and Outdoor. Pool view with cabana in the background Photo 9 of NJPV

    Pool view with cabana in the background

    Modern home with Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Enclosed Shower, Undermount Sink, White Cabinet, Engineered Quartz Counter, Freestanding Tub, Back Yard, Wood Cabinet, Travertine Floor, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Metal Fences, Wall, Living Room, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. Great room Photo 10 of NJPV

    Great room

    Modern home with Bed, Undermount Sink, Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, Wood Cabinet, Travertine Floor, White Cabinet, Back Yard, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Metal Fences, Wall, Chair, Coffee Tables, Sofa, and Staircase. Main hall with floating stair Photo 11 of NJPV

    Main hall with floating stair

    Modern home with Bed, Enclosed Shower, Undermount Sink, Engineered Quartz Counter, Freestanding Tub, Ceiling Lighting, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Travertine Floor, Back Yard, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Metal Fences, Wall, Chair, Sofa, Coffee Tables, and Wood Tread. Main hall with floating stair Photo 12 of NJPV

    Main hall with floating stair

    Modern home with Bed, Undermount Sink, Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Travertine Floor, Back Yard, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Metal Fences, Wall, Chair, Sofa, Coffee Tables, and Wood Tread. Bunk room Photo 13 of NJPV

    Bunk room

    Modern home with Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Back Yard, Plunge Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Metal Fences, Wall, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Wood Tread, Wood Railing, Metal Railing, and Bunks. Owner's suite hall leading to library and private office Photo 14 of NJPV

    Owner's suite hall leading to library and private office

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