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Private Residence

Figure Eight Island, NC

This three-story seaside residence achieves a harmonious balance of strong contemporary form and thoughtful environmental responsiveness.

The home’s careful synthesis of form and structure is integral to the design solution, which provides for stunning ocean views while safeguarding the house from tropical storms, hurricane force winds, and summer heat. Features include:

  • Large cantilevered hip-roofs that float above the glass skin of the third floor
  • Broad cantilevered wood decks, creating strong horizontal gestures toward the Atlantic
  • Horizontal wood siding clads the solid masses and anchors the roof and decks
  • A simple vertical structural grid emerges from behind solid massing and reinforces the lightness of the roof