The site resides within the secluded Preserve at Botany Bay, sloping over two hundred feet from the access road down to the ocean. The driveway, with entry gate reading "Life's a Beach", leads to an autocourt in front of the garage with caretakers' apartment above. The architecture of the main house is delineated by both form and material pallet, a wood panel system and white stucco, paired with richly colored native vegetation and slate-clad site walls.
The main living space, master and guest suites, and home office occupy the entry level with a commanding view to the ocean. A sliding glass door system expands the space out to a shaded porch that overlooks the pool deck below. Retractable screens on the louvered shades allow the entire living space to serve as a screened-in porch. The guest bedrooms reside on the pool deck level below, taking advantage of the sloping site. The deck, spa and infinity edge pool enjoy elevated ocean views.
The home features a comprehensive automation system, remotely deployable hurricane shutters, and superb energy performance. The use of continuous exterior insulation, a high performance glazing system and optimal shading minimize heat gains. This well-designed building envelope is paired with a high efficiency cooling system, dedicated dehumidification and ventilation, which results not only in operation energy savings but also optimal thermal comfort and excellent indoor air quality. The use of photovoltaic (PV) panels offset the majority of the home's anticipated energy use. The domestic water will be collected and filtered from the roof and heated with a solar thermal system while site water will be stored for irrigation.