Nestled into the surrounding landscape, the south-facing house has striking views over the water.
The pool, waterfront and various landscapes and courtyards around the house provide multiple settings for various activities while the dining and kitchen areas create a central interior core for social activity.
People can meander as the daylight shifts throughout and around the house over the course of the day. Large sliding glass doors easily allow the flow of people between inside and outside.
Glass is used not only to provide the beautiful views but also to increase the natural daylight into the interior of the house.
Exterior trellises and plants help create a stippled sunlight for a soft sheltering effect. These gradients of nuanced daylight across the house spread the spectrum broadly between direct sunlight and shadow.
Bellport House by Toshihiro Oki Architect (Photography: Dean Kaufman), extract from ‘Beautiful Beach Houses’, published by The Images Publishing Group