Tension House


Custom Estate Home

This estate home perches itself on an oceanfront site surrounded by lush Palms and sub-tropical brush. Inspired by artifacts commonly located at the beach like shells and feathers, deconstructed forms with large glazing walls and windows create transparency through the structure upon arrival with views to the surrounding landscape and ocean. The elevated home allows for a grand entrance and transitions between interior and exterior spaces. Screen walls create semitransparent privacy that allow soft light for the living spaces and disguise the carport beneath. A central tower anchors the primary forms to the site and circulates residents through the primary and secondary living spaces. Swooping tensile-structure canopies provide shade for the rooftop gardens – a light, organic form that contrasts the hard primary forms of the home.