Viridian Sunrise House
Seagrove Beach, Florida
This Gulf-front “Sunrise” home was designed as an integral part of a planned private residence club enclave, which would ultimately include a second “Sunset” residence mirroring this first home, ten 3-bedroom villas, and a 20-room boutique hotel. The club’s first amenity, the “V” gourmet restaurant, is already in place across the street from this house.
The house is rented and operated as a hotel, catering to families for short-term stays of a week or less. This affected many aspects of the design: smaller closets and less storage than normal, spa-type bathrooms, and gathering spaces of various sizes for larger groups along with more intimate settings. Because the house sits on top of a 25-foot dune, the floor plan maximizes the spectacular Gulf views from every space except the garage.
Merit Award for New Work
AIA Florida Northwest, 2012