Bethany Beach Residence, Bethany Beach, Delaware, 2018

Problem:  Design a residence for two lawyers on an oddly shaped lot.  Provide expansive views to the water and a strong street presence while maintaining privacy.  Respect the owners preference for traditional coastal architecture while also reflecting their unique style. Solution:  The house uses gable-front forms to reflect traditional architecture and give a strong presence in the neighborhood.  An angle in the house allows it to bend to capture beautiful water views, and sets up an internal geometry that allows the main spaces to be open to one another while still well-defined. Builder:  Beachwood Construction Photographer:  Ryan Owens Photography

David was a joy to work with! He has tremendous integrity and is thoroughly professional. He is an extremely good listener; the project began with a long discussion where we laid out our vision for the house, and our specific design desires. He listened closely and offered a proposal which was responsive to our needs and beyond. He was open to suggestions and changes as the design process evolved into the building phase. He advocated for us with our builder, and was always responsive when we needed him. He is a wonderful person and an artist, which makes him a pleasure to have at your side during the often challenging process of building a home. The finished product is a tribute to David and we couldn't be happier. Client
"You don't set a roof on a house. A house IS its roof." Rudolf Schindler