"House over the sea" in the US
The modern house called “House Over the Sea” (House Over the Sea) was built in 2013 on the shore of Blue Bay Hill, Surry, Maine, USA, according to the project of Elliott + Elliott Architecture. The owner of the house is a married couple from Philadelphia - Ken Gray (Ken Gray), a lover of fishing and sea travel, and his wife Dee.
They bought a small house on the edge of the steep embankment with a hot dog playground, which was demolished, and in its place a new modern holiday home appeared. Given the complexity of the terrain, in the development of the project were used the construction of bridges. The building is based on 20 pillars fixed in concrete, which protect it from tides, and the coastal landscape from erosion. From the side of the street, the house has a low horizontal profile with a wooden porch. Part of the building has a sloping roof, in which windows are installed, providing additional lighting and natural ventilation. The facades of the building are decorated with white cedar tiles, typical of houses on this coast. The windows have aluminum frames with triple glass, which makes them resistant to humid climates, and also helps make the house airtight and energy efficient.The area of the one-story house is 137 square meters.
It has a spacious open-plan social area - a living room, a dining room and a kitchen, which is located in the center, and two bedrooms with bathrooms - in the wings of the building. The interior is made in the style of modern minimalism in green and blue colors, which makes it fresh and attractive. Thanks to the large panoramic windows, from all the rooms of the house you can admire the endless ocean. During tides, the water completely fills the space under the house, which creates the illusion that the house is floating. The cozy living room is equipped with a Rais Pina wood-burning stove that rotates 360 degrees, a TV, a gray armchair and a blue linen mat that perfectly refreshes the space.
The classic modernist Bellini chairs surround the glass tabletop in the dining room. The floors in all rooms are covered with maple wood, and in the bathroom - with Glassos sand tiles. From the social zone there is an exit to the upper wooden terrace, from where you can go down the granite staircase to the second stone terrace, which during tides completely goes under water.