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Spectacular Seaside Residence Designed by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

beautiful living room with a nice view of Baker's BayThis Baker’s Bay home is a gorgeous seaside residence that boasts 4,200 square feet affords incredible views of the sandy beach and ocean waves. The house, designed by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects did not jump off with a smooth start but certainly had an incredible finish. The downstairs that houses the living room and kitchen are particularly impressive, which you can see in the photo gallery below.

Exploring the Exterior Surroundings

The exterior of the home and its surroundings are a sight to be seen with its calm, blue ocean waters, white sandy beach, and grassy dunes. The exterior of the home shines at night thanks to large floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors on both the first and second floors.

Wooden slat shutters close over the windows to offer residents their privacy. However, it does not deter the soft glow produced by the home at night when the lights turn on. Wood and concrete create numerous decks and patios, so there is plenty of room for relaxation and entertainment.

The residence sits above the ground to prevent flooding issues should the tides rise too high. As an added measure of protection, the designers employed landscaping skills to avoid potential flood damage. Twin dunes sit parallel to an original dune, which elevates the landscape, creating a wave break.

Discovering the Interior

The residence consists of the main structure and two smaller structures that serve as two additional bedrooms. You can reach the two smaller buildings by exiting the main portion of the house and walking across the patio areas to get to them. Each of the two smaller structures also contains a full bathroom, which makes them a perfect guest house option, or an option for elderly, aging parents.

In the main house, you will find a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and wash area. The home is surrounded almost entirely by glass, which lets in more than enough natural sunlight. Bright, white walls offer privacy in the bathroom and wash areas. Though the initial design of the home proved too modern for the Baker’s Bay area, the architectural company’s third attempt proved successful.

The home contains several gorgeous components, including:

  • Floors made of polished concrete
  • Board formed concrete
  • Roof panels made of copper
  • Finished wood (FSC certified)
  • IPE lumber
  • Venetian plaster
  • Fleetwood sliding glass doors

There is also a cistern that collects water made of solar PVC. The combination of concrete, white paint, and wood create a gorgeous, modern seaside home. It feels every bit like a beach retreat where you can unwind, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Overall, the home is a unique structure both inside and out. There are four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one ½ bathroom, which is enough to accommodate a large family. The two upstairs bedrooms in the main house also have a private balcony, which allows you to soak in the view of the ocean and the surrounding natural beauty.

The house appears crisp, clean and seems to complement its surroundings instead of serving as a distraction. Despite the modernity of its appearance and design, the large glass panels inserted into the home allow it to blend in the environment in a way that makes it looks luxurious.

Design by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

Design by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects