Long Island Sound beach house embraces its waterfront location with strong construction and element-proof materials
A home in Sound Beach, N.Y., enjoys a dream location just feet from the ocean. But its amazing panoramic views come with a price: the year-round battering by winds, rain, snow, spray, and salt. In that harsh setting, material choices are critical for keeping the home’s structure secure while maximizing natural light and seaside views.
Large casement, double hung, single hung, and awning windows and sliding patio doors from the Essential Collection complement the home’s midcentury modern flare and come in sizes suited to view-maximizing high ceilings. Smaller Essential windows fit well in remaining spaces in the living areas and bedrooms. They offer ENERGY STAR® rating to help offset energy costs during the year’s coldest and hottest months.
The Essential collection features pultruded fiberglass with a patented, mechanically bonded acrylic finish to resist chalking, fading, cracking, and scratching even in the harshest natural elements. They’re also durable, efficient, and low-maintenance, so the owners will enjoy a strong and beautiful beach house for many years into the future.
Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner
Architect: GF55 Architects, LLP