Posted by: crescendodesignblog | January 7, 2009

A House on Green Bay

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This client asked us to brainstorm the feasibility of building a home on this site, located on the shores of Green Bay.  One of the biggest challenges was to accommodate the extremely steep slope from the road to the water, while taking advantage of the generous views to the water and keeping the design open and accessible enough to be used for frequent entertaining.

Bay House Sketch

The design we developed featured a bridge that led to the main entry, which not only added visual interest, but also helped avoid bringing in a lot of fill, and provided the opportunity to float the living room element a full story above the ground.  Upon crossing the bridge and entering the house, visitors would see sweeping views of the bay and have direct access to a large deck, accessed directly from the main living space.

Bay House

Bay House exterior



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