Modern Homes Mix Coastal Resiliency With Outdoor Living
Four new coastline projects tackle extreme flooding and storms while connecting homeowners to the land
Colin Flavin | Houzz Contributor
Low-lying coastal communities are facing growing pressure to adapt to rising sea levels and intense storms. It is under these circumstances that some architects and designers are rethinking how they design homes on the coast.
Here we look at four projects that show how architects have elegantly incorporated flood-zone requirements into their designs. These modern resilient homes — in which living spaces are built a full level above the ground — are more than just structures on stilts. They allow occupants to better connect with the land through new indoor-outdoor living spaces, terraced gardens and restored dune areas.
Guest Pavilion by Stephen Yablon Architecture on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina