Residential Design

Vol 1, 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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along the back of the house, providing the master and family room with the best views in the whole project: a full swath of Atlantic Ocean. Careful screening at each end preserves the panorama while providing a measure of privacy and sun control. Because this view is too good to waste, there's another deck on the side the house, with an outdoor fireplace and hot tub—all kept more private but still permeable to sight lines with cedar screening. Climate Ready As open as the house feels, it's built "like a little bunker," Viola says. "The whole area is considered a hurricane zone. We design now for the 100-year event with winds up to 140 miles per hour. Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour happen on an annual basis. The house sits on piles and has a steel super frame. The win- dows are all impact resistant. It's so solidly and rigidly built, you would be surprised by how sturdy it feels and how quiet." And yet, its skin matches the light and lean aesthetic of the once-humble summer community. "The houses here used to be simple wood structures, so you could get in the shade, and they were closed up for the winter. It was really nice for us to have clients who appreciated the modesty of those Clockwise from above: Seaside houses often save their best views for upper levels. Viola captured the best opportunities here with side and back decks. The side deck has an outdoor fireplace to extend the season, and a hot tub concealed in cedar siding. The master bedroom dances between privacy and openness with screens and glass. 44 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 1, 2018 DESIGN LAB PRIVATE OASIS

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