The owners of this modern home, built on a residential street along the banks of the canal systems in South Bethany Beach, Delaware, wanted to create a sustainable and fun beach retreat where they could spend summers with their family and guests. A challenge that added a layer of complexity to the design involved the orientation of the house between the street and the canal. To form a strong connection between the living spaces and the canal, these spaces were placed on the back of the house. However, to keep the living areas from feeling dark and cold, the glassy stair tower made up of Integrity® IMPACT (IZ3) Hurricane windows was designed to funnel southern light from the front of the house into the great room on the back of the house. The resulting interior rooms are warm, inviting and bright.
2017 Red Diamond Achiever Winner
SEA Studio Architects
Location: Bethany Beach, DE