David C. Bennett Architects LLC
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The Bridge

Some sites just speak to you. This one's done a lot of talking. Our client loved the back bay of Avalon: the view, the sunsets, the little neighborhood positioned around the water. When the client showed me the long lot with commanding unobstructed western and southern views, I knew this would be a special project.

Our design approach quickly became clear: a front entry building with garage, entry foyer and bedrooms and a rear building with family room at bay level, a great room on the second level and the master suite on the third. The connection between the buildings would be a glass bridge with reclaimed white oak stair completely mitered together to give the appearance that it was hewn from a giant fallen tree. We would use cable rails and walls of glass so as not to obstruct the tremendous western view. The three story bridge spans over eighteen feet with no structure below it to allow cool breezes to wash across the middle of the site.

Once you cross the bridge and enter the great room, floor to ceiling windows greet you in the dining room. As you make your way through the cathedral living room through the large folding doors, the reclaimed oak ceiling and floors and stone patio accentuates the house's strong connection to nature and the surrounding seascape. This connection and the client's love for the neighborhood should prove to make this home endure on the back bay.
Project Year: 2017
Country: United States
Zip Code: 08202
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