Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
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Stelle Architects

This low-key two-story house is sited on a classic ocean front site. The original house, slated for demolition, was built into the dune before current coastal construction standards requiring a much higher elevation. The goal was to keep the existing scale and dynamics of the site and design a residence that reflected the footprint and spirit of the original home. Materials for the new house include Alaskan cedar shingle panels interspersed with glass sections. The home has three levels: one for the owners, one for their guests, and one for living and dining. A simple glass and shingle pavilion overlooks a negative edge pool while a path from the garage leads through a natural seaside landscape along the pool and up to the house.

Solar control is achieved though the use of overhangs in the southern exposures. Extra thick walls allow for superior insulation, and a geothermal system is employed for cooling.
Photos by Francesca Giovanelli, Kay Wettstein von Westersheimb

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shesha wrote:
what type of grass is growing along the wall? - thanks
   Comment   March 11, 2013
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The landscape architect is Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect Design P.C.
They can tell you what type of beach grass.
March 14, 2013 at 7:19am     
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rfitch1915 wrote:
Inquiring about the stone dust. - what color is the stone dust ? is it gray ? Does it come in many colors? can you walk on it with bare feet comfortably?
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It's sand (beige) colored pea gravel intended for walkways.
April 17, 2012 at 7:12am     
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Jason Ball Interiors, LLC added this to Home Design: Contemporary Country Living
Less "country," more beachfront. I included this example to show how a structure, even though modern, can work perfectly with the surrounding landscape. Almost as if it were built out of the sky, clouds and some sea water, this beautiful beach home is a welcome destination at the end of this path.
There is a distinct positive-negative pattern in this oceanfront property. The home itself is a dominant object on the horizon, yet this long grass-and-crushed-rock driveway reads as a similarly bold presence. A continuous border of ornamental grasses plays an important role to downplay the tension between the commanding architecture and the strong lines of the driveway.
Grasses. Contemporary designs don't always need the mass created by traditional hedging plants. This driveway has been lined with a loose planting of grasses, creating a hedge that not only fits its surroundings, but also gives movement in the open environment.

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