This 1970’s oceanfront developer’s townhouse may just as well have been on a cul-de-sac in suburban Northern Virginia as any awareness, from the inside, of the Atlantic Ocean just seventy-five feet away from the back door, was simply non-existent. The Owners wished to renovate and remodel the tired and dated interior but were uncertain if it was possible to capture views and natural light while creating the atmosphere of a sophisticated but casual traditional beach house. By simply moving the kitchen to an outside wall, opening-up the walls of the stair, and removing a wall for the dining room, the interior spaces were transformed with ocean views penetrating to all living areas including dining room and kitchen. All walls were stripped of dark low-grade paneling and replaced with a vertical board-and-batten wainscot throughout — truly transforming the interior into a light and ocean view filled romantic beach house.
2006 AIA Maryland- Merit Award
2006 AIA Chesapeake Bay- Citation Award
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