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Two existing, traditional, white clapboard houses were connected with a distinctly fresh, contemporary addition of about 1,500 square feet. The two-story addition was positioned to afford outstanding ocean views, as well as creating ample gallery and hanging space for the owner’s art collection; the design included exceptional gallery-quality directional lighting. A particular creative challenge was posed by the disparate wishes of the owners – he wanted “all walls” for art display, and she wanted “all glass” for views and natural light. The solution lay in designing floor–to-ceiling glazed assemblies at the corners of rooms, leaving clear wall expanses in ideal locations for art appreciation. As one of the most used areas, the kitchen-breakfast space was positioned for the best views and proximity to an adjacent dining deck. Upstairs, a master bedroom suite enjoys an inset balcony.

Gallery Addition

Photography: © Marvin Windows
and © Rachel Sieben Photography

Size (sf): 1,500

Awards: 2017 Recipient of the Red Diamond Achiever Award, A National Design Award Competition

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