Beach House

Awards
Gold Award (2nd Place) – 2015 Professional Remodeler Design Awards – Whole House Remodel category
Grand Award (1st Place) – 2015 ARDA (American Residential Design Awards) – Renovations Category
Project Location
Gulf Beaches
General Contractor
Deslandes Contracting, Inc.
Year Built
1974
Year Remodeled
2015
Existing Living Sq. Ft.
3,158
New Sq. Ft.
0 (all interior and exterior remodel)
Description

The scope was to completely remodel the interior and exterior of the existing 2 story ranch style residence into a contemporary / modern beach house design. The homeowner’s objectives were to create a one of a kind, custom contemporary beach front home, while at the same time having an open, functional floor plan for entertainment with easy access to the rear pool deck and beach area. To capture the important design features of contemporary/modern style, the elimination of the pitched roofs and introduction of parapet walls, in addition to large flat horizontal overhangs with industrial cable supports was incorporated. IPE horizontal siding in conjunction with new sand finish stucco and stainless steel hardware were added to enhance the front and rear façades. The contemporary design was instrumental to creating a unique makeover of this residence for open living and outdoor activities, while setting the mark for the first contemporary style home in the neighboring beach front area.

Existing Home: 3 bedroom 3.5 bath, 2 car garage residence with a separate Guest quarters located on a narrow 50' wide x 175' deep lot with frontal access on the main beach roadway. No street parking is available, so a motor court was developed with large square concrete pad paving stones with 6"artificial turf strip joints.