Meadow Beach House designed by Andrew Franz Architect to respond to its beachside meadow setting and the relaxed island spirit. Designed to be at home with its unique surroundings, the house is clad in the region’s typical cedar shingles and the massing is broken down into multiple smaller volumes that settle into the landscape. Generous apertures and a breezeway formed by the two main volumes harness the nearly constant south western breezes allowing the family to enjoy the house without the need for air conditioning.
The house elevated 3 feet above grade to protect from future sea level rise while taking advantage of the views. Besides, the semi inverted plan, which places the living room upstairs with an outdoor deck. Along with a split level ground floor enable inhabitants to enjoy the stunning western views from almost anywhere in the house. In addition to this, windows wrap the house’s corners provides expansive views in every direction, along multiple axes and view corridors. Then, creating an experience that powerfully connected to the landscape and sunlight.
Natural materials that perform well in the coastal environment used throughout. It includes reclaimed heavy timber framing, copper roofing, and untreated exterior materials that will patina over time. Also,five porches, covered and open, and an irregular floor plan with plenty of nooks and alcoves to nestle into allow the family and their guests to find a relaxing spot in the sun or shade at any time of day.
Indeed, this house is a truly dream house, which offers a very spectacular views of meadow vistas, as well as enjoy the rolling summer fog, the sound of surf. Surely, it is a path to the south shore beach make this casual contemporary the perfect summer getaway.
The Architecture Design Project Information:
- Project Name: Meadow Beach House
- Location: Dukes County, United States
- Project Year: 2016
- Area: 5600 ft²
- Designed by: Andrew Franz Architect
The Meadow Beach House Gallery:
Text by the Architects: Responding to its beachside meadow setting and the relaxed island spirit, this family retreat is crafted with lasting materials and comfortable spaces that capture and celebrate the ever-changing views, light, sounds, and breezes. Vernacular components are distilled to their essence and a Scandinavian sensibility blends together with the casual context of Martha’s Vineyard.
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