Ocean Breezes House
Architect: Scott Edmonston
Architect Firm: SEA Studio Architects
Location: Bethany Beach, DE
Project Type: New Construction
This oceanside home in Bethany Beach, Delaware, was designed to feel open and offer fantastic views of the coast. Marvin windows and doors played a significant role in defining the finished house—from form to function, as well as the feel. Given the coastal location, incredible demands were placed on the durability of materials. So hurricane-rated windows were a must to withstand the harsh climate. In addition, the fluctuating area temperatures demanded energy efficiency, while bringing in as much sunlight as possible. Geothermal HVAC systems, spray foam insulation, and a smart house energy management system accomplished the former task, while Marvin windows took care of the latter. In terms of feel, the custom arched windows, oval shapes, muntin patterns, and traditional façades let it be known that this home was born from the sea.