This house defines the edge of a precipitous embankment, one that drops steeply down to Blue Hill Bay. The environment, though bold, is extremely fragile and heavily susceptible to erosion. The volume of the house was limited by zoning regulations, which led to a bipartite massing aimed at distributing the majority of the volume to the main living area overlooking the water. From inside, unobstructed views are achieved through floor to ceiling glass, allowing the expanse of the bay to act as backdrop to the activity inside. At high tide the water comes under the house providing a sense that one is floating above the sea.
General Contractor: MK Purvis Construction Structural Engineer: Becker Structural Landscape Design: Michael Boucher Lighting Design: Peter Knuppel