We started by listening to the owners of the Shore House. They requested a doubling of size of the house to fit their space needs. Studies were done which showed inefficiencies in the existing layout. Our design responded to budget and space constraints to dramatically re-envision the home. Utilizing the existing square footage and window locations, the design accommodates the owner’s programmatic needs. Together, we chose to renovate where required.
Circulation space and the number of separate rooms are minimized creating a spacious, open plan. Master bedroom and bath are divided by a half-wall which the vanity faces. This partial height wall allows natural light into the bathroom while maintaining privacy. Material choices include wide plank white oak floors, walnut random-matched millwork, and tile from Heath Ceramics of San Francisco. Living, dining, and kitchen spaces were oriented to a glazed façade which faces an outdoor deck and water.