Stunning water views captured through floor to ceiling windows can be enjoyed from almost any space of the house. The two-storey residence is nestled between rocks on a raised plot overlooking the nearby North Sea.
By keeping the frame of the old house and improvising from there on Bates Masi Architects created a dark stained cedar siding-covered residence with matching windows and doors and extended the interiors’ connection to the views.
During the day it appears as a flat patterned mass marked off from the adjacent houses by the tall glass slots on either side. The horizontal joints of the aluminum panels break up the vertical surface as a reference to the rhythm of the window spacing of the row houses.
These features allows further development of the internal structure giving the owners the possibility of transforming the residential structure into two independent homes. Finished off with two intersecting roof planes the residence gathers extended views of the surroundings.
Anyone who lives in a rain-drenched part of the country can testify to the toll that Mother Nature can take on a home. Rot mildew and warped wood are just some of the brutalizing effects of wet weather forcing home owners to repaint or replace siding on an all-too-regular basis.