Dock House

This 1800 s.f. studio overhangs the edge of a sea wall that drops down abruptly into Seal Harbor. The concrete structure of this home forms a retaining wall for the road and grounds the house into the surrounding landscape. A steel structure allows the house and decks to cantilever over the existing seawall and elevate the house above floodplain.


A simple uninterrupted front facade consists of a large bi-folding door. The low roof provides privacy on the street. The waterside opens up with floor to ceiling glass to take advantage of the nearly 180-degree unobstructed views of Seal Harbor. Large sliding glass doors allow access to the decks and the operable clearstory windows allow for adjustable passive ventilation. The living space features an all-black kitchen, designed to emphasize the grotto or cave-like effect of this partially buried structure.

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