A contempory, LEED Platinum home built around a decades old Live Oak Tree in the nations oldest city, St. Augustine, FL

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Modern home with Dining Room, Floor Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Kitchen/Dining designed as the main gathering space in the home.
White walls throughout are accented and softened with wood and soft lighting.  The Light shelves are designed to bounce light further into the home. Photo  of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Kitchen/Dining designed as the main gathering space in the home.
White walls throughout are accented and softened with wood and soft lighting. The Light shelves are designed to bounce light further into the home.

Modern home with Outdoor, Rooftop, Trees, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Fences, Wall, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. 3rd Floor Balcony/Penthouse-A seating nook was designed to orient the observer towards the lighthouse and the evening sunset.   The siding on both the chimney and the stair tower were detail with mitered/woven corners to give them a clean, unencumbered contemporary look Photo 2 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

3rd Floor Balcony/Penthouse-A seating nook was designed to orient the observer towards the lighthouse and the evening sunset. The siding on both the chimney and the stair tower were detail with mitered/woven corners to give them a clean, unencumbered contemporary look

Site Plan/Axonometric-Three story home designed to be built around and feature a gigantic Live Oak Tree Photo 3 of The Live Oak House modern homeView Photos

Site Plan/Axonometric-Three story home designed to be built around and feature a gigantic Live Oak Tree

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Stucco Siding Material. South Side/Garage-The home is designed as a U-Shape creating a courtyard around the large Live Oak Tree.  The site is designed to absorb 100% of the water that falls on the site. Photo 4 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

South Side/Garage-The home is designed as a U-Shape creating a courtyard around the large Live Oak Tree. The site is designed to absorb 100% of the water that falls on the site.

Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Concrete Counter, Medium Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Accent Lighting, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Microwave, Dishwasher, Wine Cooler, and Undermount Sink. Kitchen looking into the dining and out towards the Atlantic Ocean.  The collar ties are exposed to express the homes structural integrity and bring down the scale of the space Photo 5 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Kitchen looking into the dining and out towards the Atlantic Ocean. The collar ties are exposed to express the homes structural integrity and bring down the scale of the space

Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Side Yard, Grass, Shrubs, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, and Landscape Lighting. Courtyard featuring the Live Oak Tree.  The neutral tones on the homes exterior act as a canvas to nature showing a play of light on the exterior of the home throughout the day Photo 6 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Courtyard featuring the Live Oak Tree. The neutral tones on the homes exterior act as a canvas to nature showing a play of light on the exterior of the home throughout the day

Building Sections-North side of home raised to allow the Live Oak Trees critical root zone to continue to grow and thrive below and around the homes foundation. Photo 7 of The Live Oak House modern homeView Photos

Building Sections-North side of home raised to allow the Live Oak Trees critical root zone to continue to grow and thrive below and around the homes foundation.

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Stucco Siding Material, and Wood Siding Material. Front Facade-The third floor planter and accents of wood were incorporated into the design to soften the homes contemporary aesthetic Photo 8 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Front Facade-The third floor planter and accents of wood were incorporated into the design to soften the homes contemporary aesthetic

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Coffee Tables, End Tables, Ottomans, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Gas Burning Fireplace. Living Room-Designed as a comfy/cozy getaway from the main Kitchen/Dining area.  Views of the Atlantic Ocean, The Live Oak Tree and the St. Augustine Lighthouse Photo 9 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Living Room-Designed as a comfy/cozy getaway from the main Kitchen/Dining area. Views of the Atlantic Ocean, The Live Oak Tree and the St. Augustine Lighthouse

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Floating Staircase-Designed to diffuse the light as it spills through the treads/railing creating a play of light inside the home Photo 10 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Floating Staircase-Designed to diffuse the light as it spills through the treads/railing creating a play of light inside the home

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Bookcase, Storage, Chair, Shelves, Ceiling Lighting, Table Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Master Bedroom-The window in the rear features one of the large Live Oaks on the site.  The small site features 10 trees with the home woven around to feature and preserve them.  Light shelf above the bed allows light to be reflected deeper into the space Photo 11 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Master Bedroom-The window in the rear features one of the large Live Oaks on the site. The small site features 10 trees with the home woven around to feature and preserve them. Light shelf above the bed allows light to be reflected deeper into the space

Modern home with Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Stucco Siding Material, and Concrete Siding Material. Master balcony designed to give the experience of being in and living below the canopy of a tree.  The windows are positioned and oriented to allow the ocean breezes to flow through the home Photo 12 of The Live Oak HouseView Photos

Master balcony designed to give the experience of being in and living below the canopy of a tree. The windows are positioned and oriented to allow the ocean breezes to flow through the home

Credits

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Architect
  • RORY REYNOLDS + ASSOCIATES
Interior Design
  • MANDY CHENG DESIGN
Landscape Design
  • RICKY PETERIKA
Builder
  • RORY REYNOLDS + ASSOCIATES
Photographer
  • MANDY CHENG DESIGN

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 2000
  • Lot Size
  • 4,263 SF
  • Press