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  5. Norelius Studio
  6. 2010
  7. Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio

Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio

  • 01:00 - 20 October, 2011
Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio
Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio, © Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

© Kelly Bellis © Kelly Bellis © Kelly Bellis © Kelly Bellis + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Structural Engineer

    Albert Putnam, PE
  • Lighting Designer

    Peter Knuppel Lighting Design
  • Builder

    Kenneth Thibault
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The diagram of the house takes advantage of solar gain and views—fortuitously aligned—in each of the major spaces. Since the goal was to keep the house a concise 1400 square feet, the plan became long and thin: literally the dimensions of a mobile home. This allowed private suites at each end of the house, and an open living/dining/cooking space in the center. It is in this center space that blank, well-insulated north-facing walls give way to windows on both sides, creating a virtual pavilion at the core.

© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

The house was lifted up to enhance the views to the harbor, to hover above a handsome granite outcropping close to the street, and to integrate with a previously installed septic system on the rear of the site.

© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

Fairly standard construction techniques were employed to take advantage of the strengths of a local builder. A nearby commercial aluminum dock manufacturer fabricated the “folly” deck and frames for rolling vertical sunshades and fixed horizontal sunshades.

© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

Valuing space and light over expensive finishes and fittings, a remarkably low cost-per-square foot was achieved. The result is a new addition to the village-scape, balancing a tension between familiar and provocative.

Text provided by Norelius Studio

© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

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Cite: "Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio" 20 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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