Harrison Residence Inspired By European Architecture
Harrison Residence is in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, was remodeled by Alabama practice Jeffrey Dungan Architects on a range of architectural styles. This is a house for clients who enjoy travelling but who also wanted a beach home to relax in.
The house is placed next to a nature preserve and a coastal dune lake, Draper Lake, which Dungan notes is a unique natural occurrence. The architect created the waterfront home in an L-shape with cast-in-place concrete, used to withstand the region’s hurricanes and storms. White stucco covers the facade and makes the project stand out against its dense pine and shrub surrounds. the house features a fusion Mediterranean and more historic European architectural styles as seen in the arched doorways, dark gridded windows, curved lines and wood details. The clients wanted a European accent, but also it’s a beach house, so there should be something playful about it.
The layout comprises a living room, two bedrooms with ensuites, and a covered outdoor sitting area on the ground floor. The ground level is elevated to take cues from an element of Renaissance architecture known as a piano nobile. It was chosen by the architect to make the most of views and also to take advantage of breezes coming up from the ocean. On the first floor you'll see a screened-in outdoor area, a terrace and an outdoor shower. The top floor contains a sitting nook and a bathroom. Rounding out the residence is a two-car garage, located below the master bedroom.
The interior design features contemporary designs that contrast with the classical architectural elements of the building. A monochrome color palette of whites and creams drives the decor with black accents for contrast, including window trim. Pale wood covers most of the floors and ceilings.