© 2019 by PAUL B. BAILEY ARCHITECT

Beachfront Residence & Guest House

The existing house on this beachfront property suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, resulting in its required demolition. Town zoning regulations allowed the new owners of this beachfront property to replace both the storm-damaged house and existing one-story shed with new structures with identical footprints, inspiring the owner’s request for a new multi-story Guest House on the 420 sf shed footprint. The Main House was elevated above 100-year flood elevation on pile-supported piers, with garage/storage area below enclosed by break-away walls. The first floor has an open plan with airy, view-oriented spaces flowing around a central stairway; the second floor has efficiently organized bedrooms, office, laundry, and bathrooms, along with a spacious master bedroom suite with 3-sided water views and a sundeck.

 

The Guest House has multiple dormers and projected balconies with a more vertical/complex structure than the Main House, creating a boathouse/nautical ambiance. Wraparound windows and French Doors on both levels view the Main House entryway and coastline beyond maximizing water/marsh views, while maintaining spatial economy and flow within the modest footprint.