This renovation project converted an existing house into a grand bungalow paying homage to the arts and crafts movement. The existing “white bread dipped in fondant” house included a sound upside-down floor plan that takes advantage of the ocean and bay views and breezes. “The new design harkens back to a time when the construction of a shore house was a grand gesture with substance and integrity rather than the derivative houses that have been mass produced in recent years to replace the seaside retreats of an earlier time. The transformation is quite remarkable when you look at the “before” and “after” photos. The reality is that there were a couple of relatively minor interventions that are leveraged to a pretty significant visual impact,” said Juror David McHenry, AIA.
2011 AIA Bucks County Silver Award