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SeaBend

SeaBend is sited dramatically on a bluff, embracing a commanding view of a New England. The house is long and narrow, mostly one room deep, so that all the major rooms are open to both the north water views and the south sun, with breezes blowing through. The plan is geared to informal living, with the kitchen in the center to serve both indoor and outdoor living areas.

Part of the fun was in seeing what happened when a broad gabled volume was bent to respond to the contours of the site and to begin to suggest an outdoor space on the water side. Keeping the gable roof un-bent while putting a crook in the plan resulted in some curious volumes and unexpected shapes, which you discover as you move around the house.

Photography by Robert Benson
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alpenander wrote:
Need help with floor covering for exterior covered porch - We live at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Sandy, Utah. Our home is at 5,500 feet and receives a lot of snow in the winter. We have a covered porch on the front (north) and west side of our rambler style home. The porch floor is currently covered in exterior carpeting over a plywood base. The flooring has held up will for 23 years, but now needs to be replaced. We do not want to replace the porch flooring with exterior carpeting. What are other options we should consider for a beautiful, durable replacement for the porch flooring that would add to the appeal and value of our home?
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What type of structure is supporting it? Is there living space below it? Have you considered dimensional stone or any one of many attractive concrete paver products they can be both attractive and durable options.
April 27, 2013 at 7:04am   
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lovergirl223 wrote:
Why read in an ocean view - Why would u wanna read in an ocean view ????
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Agreed! Reading makes you a more educated person, no matter where you do it!
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I live by the Chesapeake Bay. When storms roll in, a reading perch like this is great for those cold, rainy days!
March 8, 2014 at 3:13pm     
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bberntsen wrote:
where is the picture taken,,,,,Block Island RI?
   Comment   May 14, 2014
amybates wrote:
How high is the bookshelf? Are the shelves adjustable or fixed?
   Comment   March 1, 2014
rogersrogers wrote:
Paint - White paint color?
   Comment   December 10, 2013
karadelaney7 wrote:
What type of windows were used and what size are the double hung?
   Comment   March 29, 2013
mrpadgett wrote:
What I would give for this room - Where is it ?
     Comment   February 13, 2013
susieneb wrote:
Ceiling Treatment - can you please tell me the type of wood used/size/stain?
   Comment   October 26, 2012
pleasantpoint wrote:
what color paint is used on windows and walls?
   Comment   October 19, 2012

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Duo Dickinson, architect added this to Want to Live by the Water? What You Need to Know
A safe distance to the edge of the water is prescribed, and even the nature of the finished grading is reviewed and verified, so you do not direct water dangerously toward your neighbors. From foundations to the design requirements to resist high winds, water-focused home design plays by a whole separate rule book from its landed compatriots.In high-wind-velocity areas, the actual type of glass can be prescribed. And in the most dangerously exposed areas (as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency), protections for all the doors and windows —such as shutters or plywood panels — could be installed when storms hit. Even if you are living lightly by a marsh, far away from any windswept ocean or flooding river, the water on your site regulates things ike where your septic system can be, how you can add onto your home and the level of your basement.This new house in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, takes advantage of its water location with a long and narrow form, mostly one room deep, which allows all the major rooms to be open both to the northern water views and the southern sun. The spectacular view is framed with windows that respond to their coastal location: Both the glass windows and the structural supports between them are stronger than they would be in a landed location.

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