Crosby Residence

The Crosbys desired a sustainable retreat that maximized the views on their barrier island waterfront lot for their young family. We turned to the vernacular dogtrot form to reduce the amount of conditioned space while creating comfortable outdoor living. In dogtrots, also known as "two pens and a passage", one room was typically used for sleeping and the other for cooking. The open center passage was the main sitting area that was cooled naturally by the Bernoulli effect. In this contemporary dog trot, the center hall is the foyer and sitting room. There is a perforated wall and door on the front and a folding perforated wall on the rear that can be closed and locked for security. The master bedroom suite is to the east of the center passage with the great room to the west. The children's rooms are on the second floor.

The large terrace is curved around a live oak tree, with a lap pool and spa centered on the entry which immediately connects you to the specialness of this place. The porch with retractable screens is angled to capture the long view down the river. The boardwalk encircles the terrace to break the distance to grade and thus eliminates the need for guardrails. Though the use of folding walls the house seamlessly transitions from inside to outside.

The light filled great room has operable windows and transoms for great cross ventilation. The south facing windows are protected by the bracketed overhang that is designed to block the summer solstice sun.

Other sustainable strategies include a reflective “cool roof”, cypress reverse board & batten siding, river recovered cypress ceilings, low e impact resistant glass, cellulose foam insulation, a conditioned crawl space, reclaimed heart pine floors, super high-efficiency heat pump with an energy recovery ventilator, instantaneous water heaters, 3-form cabinet inserts, and low voc paint and finishes.

This private retreat connects a young family to the joys of nature and the bounty of the sea.
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“Two story section” — The garland team
Hot Tub
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“spa and lap pool 1” — dreams4jeanine
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“free air passing through” — aggreykayi
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Outdoor Living
“contrast” — carolgraves
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“Fabulous” — Monica Kelley
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“Flow” — toddsteck11
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“outdoor living area” — crosland3
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“Pool color” — lisakaye
Porch overlooking swimming pool
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“patio pillars” — v1shnu
Great room kitchen
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“Kitchen” — tomonthewater
Great Room Kitchen
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“Post” — Nathan Fields
Dog Trot
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Custom made folding doors between dog trot foyer and exterior
“Indoor/outdoor transition” — lgrabarkewitz
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“layout” — cwrenodude
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“Dormer to the left” — asandlin
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“vertical planks” — designmason
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“Pool edge” — cmj1005
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“Overhang” — hjpomroy
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“Backyard” — bcheek53
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Outdoor living
“Notice roof line, left side is porch, center gable interior.” — cender
inside & outside kitchens
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“Nana wall doors to porch” — tgomach
Living Room
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“wood windows white trim” — Jessica Skogland
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“lighting effects” — toddrowland47401
Exterior living
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“Wide open fireplace with view of city” — zachary111
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outdoor Kitchen
“the kitchen outside!!!” — Ronni Jones
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“ceiling” — beefvol44
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There are retractable screens between the porch and terrace.
“covered outdoor area” — jeninejaradat
Pool Deck
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“spa” — susanschnurr
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The fire pit has a top so you don;t have to worry about anyone falling in when it is not in use.
“flush fire pit that also has a top?” — susiegraham
Pool
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“Pool3” — frog33
Dogtrot Foyer
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This is exterior space with a gate on the front and folding walls on the rer. it is a dog trot, which is a traditional southern form that has two pens and a passage. The configuration creates a naturally occuring breeze in the center passage. The passage serves as the foyer to the house the master bedroom is on the left and the great room on the right.
“Rattan furniture indoors” — teylah
Swimming pool
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“Pool goes right up to living space, check out where the staircase is located.” — acboz
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