The Harrison Residence is located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. It was remodeled in a variety of architectural styles by Alabama firm Jeffrey Dungan Architects. This is a home away from home for clients who love to travel but are also looking for a beach house to relax in.
The home borders a nature reserve and a coastal dune lake, Draper Lake, which Dungan says is a unique natural resource. The architect created the L-shaped house on the water using cast-in-place concrete to withstand the hurricanes and storms in the area. White stucco covers the facade, distinguishing the project from its dense surroundings of pine and bushes. The home features a mix of Mediterranean and historic European architectural styles, as evidenced by the arched doors, dark lattice windows, curved lines and wood detailing. Clients wanted a European accent, but it’s also a beach house, so there should be something playful about it.
The distribution includes a living room, two en-suite bedrooms and a covered outdoor seating area on the ground floor. The ground floor is elevated to take inspiration from an element of Renaissance architecture known as the Piano Nobile. It was chosen by the architect to make the most of the views and take advantage of the sea breeze. On the first floor, you’ll see a screened-in outdoor area, patio, and outdoor shower. On the top floor there is a seating area and a bathroom. Completing the residence is a two car garage located below the master bedroom.
The interior design features contemporary design that contrasts with the classic architectural elements of the building. A monochromatic palette of whites and creams adds black accents to the decor for contrast, including the window trim. Light wood covers most floors and ceilings.