Seawall Residence

The design of this 3300 square foot house was driven by three main forces; the program, the site, and the zoning restrictions. The client’s program called for a house that would maximize the sites extraordinary views from the house’s social spaces. The site, a small upland area in coastal wetland, was separated from the ocean by a stone seawall. The sea and site inspired the architectural forms. Zoning required that the height of the structure be limited, so the entire allowable volume of the house needed to be utilized to meet the client’s program. The arched roof section provided this by allowing for a fully usable volume while still being structurally sound.