Seaside Serenity

The original house was a 1970’s Acorn Deck House, situated on a bluff with a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the wall and window placement the obstructed views left a lot to be desired. When looking out to the ocean, it felt as though you were wearing blinders and you could only look straight ahead.

The homeowners challenged the team with disentangling the “maze” like layout of the house, opening up the space, and embracing the breadth of the view up and down the coast. Our mission then became one of engaging the panoramic view in such a way as to embrace the delicate lacey screen of trees against the open ocean while merging all the other design goals as to create and entirely integrated aesthetic experience that flowed through the entire property.

To create a more integrated and seamless connection to the beauty of the site we reconfigured all of the decks and landscape to create visual links as well as graceful physical links indoors to outdoors. Nestled into the natural slope of the backyard side of the house, we created an infinity edge spa and cool down pool that spills through the naturalized, rocky, coastal landscape with the ocean as a seamless backdrop.

Design: Poore & Co
Photography: Kim Meyer