Three sheds open up to three different views as they wrap around the high ground on a double lot along Futch Creek. Each view is different; one of the beaches far away, another of the picturesque lake-like view of the creek, and another view of the narrow, marshy canal where egrets hunt in the shallows for mullet and tiger minnows.
Each shed turns 20 degrees to expose a wider view from the ends of the building, allowing natural areas far upstream and downstream to be seen, increasing the view-corridor by 45 degrees.
The plan is split in two by an open air, covered breezeway connecting the main house to the two guest suites which can be shut down to conserve energy while not in use. This breezeway utilizes roll down hurricane screens with 30% opacity to double as a shading device and wind suppressor when the season allows.
Materials used are a shell aggregate stucco over concrete block, mahogany tongue and groove siding, and cor-ten steel panels, all proven to last a lifetime in maritime environments. The roof is highly reflective galvalume standing seam.
The entire roof is framed using laminated veneer lumber to provide a much stiffer engineered solution for the large overhangs apt to catch hurricane gusts. Steel moment resisting frames outline the entire high side of the sheds, increasing the likelihood this building will remain standing through most any storm.