With views of popular Craigsville Beach this seasonal house kicks into high gear in the summer. The site and pool were designed to magnify and focus views to the horizon. The pool and terrace were depressed to lower them within the main view. The ground plane further reinforces the gesture to the open view by using a subtle paving pattern that leads the eye across the pool and out to the ocean. The spa and wall set up balanced bookends for the pool terrace within this formal setting and frame the horizon view. Nestled in an area more protected by wind, an outdoor fire feature draws guests out of the screened porch onto an outdoor terrace for evening entertaining.
architect: Patrick Ahern
contractor: EJ Jaxtimer
photographer: Dan Cutrona Photography