This bayside home sits on a special property that offers panoramic southwestern views of the local causeway. The planning of the home takes perfect advantage of the sun throughout the day – with a perfect axis to the setting sun. On a deep lot that is typical of the area, the planning was set up to bring guests to a front door that is halfway into the footprint of the home – thus immediately allowing the public spaces to explode toward the view. To place the front door in the strategic location, one bypasses a motor court that is accessed through an arched threshold – hiding the garages and vehicles. Over the initial mass of the home, sits an office that can be accessed by guests without having to enter the house-proper.
The velocity flood-zone elevated home is graciously accessed by a sculpturally covered exterior stairway that screams “entry”. Abundant in impact-glazing, the open plan is defined by ceiling forms – most notably a high-gloss arched form that responds to the proximity of the water by reflecting the wave movement as if a live video. The elevated main living floor is surrounded by a covered porch – the main living space opening up to the porch via a bi-fold doors system that provided indoor/outdoor living. Working with Linda Ruderman Interiors, the eastern wall of the home is a procession of prep-kitchen, kitchen, and bar – all by Christopher Peacock. The hand-painted cabinetry is complimented by walnut inserts and polished nickel frames – the long island serving as a banquet at the table side.
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