Saturday, April 18, 2009
--For Sale in Florida
This beach house is for sale in Florida right now, and the listing specifically notes that the house draws on the region's traditional architecture. Note that the primary living space is elevated (to avoid storm surges). The roof is broad (to divert rain) and metal (to reflect heat). The eaves are extended (to shade the windows). The windows are numerous (to maximize light and to allow for sea breezes). A large porch allows for plenty of outdoor living space on cool nights. This house has many smart, New Regionalist features.