Thirty-One on 30A Condominiums
Seagrove Beach, Florida
Built on one of the last remaining multifamily sites fronting the Gulf along Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach, this condominium complex reflects a return to the modernist form of architecture once popular in the '50s and 60' along Florida’s coasts. The goal was to maximize views from the 31 units while remaining respectful of the community and views from the highway. We wanted to create an interpretation of the graceful proportions and symmetry of the architectural context of that era while integrating sustainable methods and materials that would last in the harsh environmental conditions of the coast.
The site provided both challenges and opportunities. The four-acre parcel is sandwiched between a high rise condominium on the west and a low-rise multifamily project to the east. Twenty-five percent of the site is a protected wetland area, and local zoning restricts heights to 50 feet. The site also sits directly on Scenic Route 30A, which is known for its natural beauty and low density. Thus, the development had to provide seclusion and privacy, open up the vistas to expand the dramatic views, and provide visual integration and engagement with the 30A pedestrian, bike, and vehicular traffic.
Because the building sits directly on the beach, it was critical to take advantage of this natural beauty. Every living area and master bedroom showcases the brilliant sunset views and the dynamic vistas of the shoreline.