Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
South elevation and beach, the house is steps away from the tide.
View from walkway to entry, aluminum louvers wrap the interior stairs.
The house is made of three materials "washed up on the beach and found by a beachcomber"--glass, aluminum boat hull and sand, put together to create shelter. Sand encloses the sleeping area, Aluminum the entertaining space, and glass the contemplative living space.
View of kitchen, opening to horizon and ocean.
These 3 "boxes" are arranged to take advantage of site orientation:
Nighttime view of southern patio and glass box.
Aluminum louvers on the west facade filter western light. A lap pool on the roof increases landscaping on the site, shelters swimmers from the ocean breezes and expands views through skylights within the pool floor.
Long view down the beach and of north facade at sunset.
View of sundeck.
View from entryway to pool as swimmer passes by.
Sheltered pool area with frame views of the ocean.
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