BEACH FRONT – OR­CHID II

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Beach front houses on the south­ern coast of the United States and in the Caribbean get abused by the weather. They are of­ten built from con­crete to de­fend against hur­ri­canes, driv­ing rain and in­tense sun­light. As a re­sult, the style of ar­chi­tec­ture de­vel­ops some com­mon ex­te­rior themes such as stucco walls, me­tal roofs, ma­hogany wood garages doors and an over­all “blocky” feel.

In the Or­chid II de­sign, we have taken the De­coy II floor plan and com­pletely changed the ex­te­rior. This new ex­te­rior de­sign fea­tures an at­tached garage, stucco walls, me­tal roof, a cov­ered en­try porch with an ac­ces­si­ble deck above and a Colo­nial rail­ing pat­tern to keep an east coast feel. Other el­e­ments in­clude enor­mous glass pan­els on the rear el­e­va­tion to bring the out­doors in and to con­nect the peo­ple in­side with the peo­ple out­side. The size of the Or­chid II is slightly smaller than the De­coy, the fire­place has been elim­i­nated and a few of the bump-outs are al­tered, but fun­da­men­tally, the lay­out is iden­ti­cal to its ori­gin plan with a de­cid­edly dif­fer­ent vibe.

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