This project included expansion and ground to roof renovation of a 1970 summer deck house in a velocity zone flood plain along the shores of Buzzards Bay. As an elevated structure with a flat roof, the project presented many design challenges. The owner wanted to add sloped roofs to correct chronic leaking problems while maintaining zoning height limitations. The addition of an elevator and inviting and identifiable front door to allow access for the aging owners to the main level was also a requirement. Most importantly, maximizing openness toward the water while also providing code required wind resistance was a challenge. All glass was designed to meet high impact requirements.
This project transformed this flat roofed deck by providing sloped copper roofs, a custom ridge skylight, expansive exterior decks with easy interior/exterior flow and expansive glass to maximize views and natural lighting.