Salt Pond Homecomments (0) July 16th, 2012 in Project Gallery, 2013 HOUSES Awards Gallery Pin It
On the site of a seasonal cottage on the salt pond, the primary goal was to create a comfortable family home â€“ a legacy property that will be passed on to our client's adult children. Our client wanted a traditional looking east coast home with a historic feel and with steep roofs, shingles, stoneÂ workÂ and dormers. From a function standpoint, the design priorities were to: maximize the view of the waterÂ and create a generous living/dining/kitchen area to accommodate a growing family.
The design challenge came in resolving the traditional look with a flood zone site. FEMA regulations and the state building code require the living spaces be above the design flood elevation â€“ only the garage area and the entry could be lower. Thus, the conceptual design introduced an entry court leading to a central stair connecting all levels including the garages and the elevator and utilizing the living area volume to maximize daylight penetration in the house. Our client did not want a 2 car garage dominating the street elevation, hence the traditional symmetry of theÂ nicely scaled single garage doors flanking the entry.
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