KITE Architects designed this new residence to celebrate its waterfront site with an elegant approach to its site, space and materials.
Charlestown Beach is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the eastern seaboard. Like much of the region, it suffered from Hurricane Sandy, and so building responsibly and for the long term were in the forefront as KITE Architects approached the project.
The project is designed to stringent coastline standards for new construction , including elevating the structure and creating a ‘break-away’ story on the lowest level that is a cohesive part of the design and avoids a ‘stilted’ effect.
This need to elevate the house is turned into an asset, with open living areas on the uppermost floor enjoying panoramic views of the horizon.