The River Road House Offers Its Residents Grandeur

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Aug 5, 2014
References: huum & contemporist
Hughes Umbanhowar Architects designed the 'River Road House' in Sewall’s Point, Florida.

The stately residence features mahogany-framed windows, causing natural light to be reflected and refracted outward. The home, which sits comfortably on a two-acre plot of land, has forged an intimate relationship with the surrounding landscape. The architects designed the structure as a series of courtyards and cantilevered decks, ensuring dynamic views towards the southwest marina.

The interior parallels the exterior in terms of design. Inside, the architects employed a geometric aesthetic using rectilinear volumes. The project description states, "Positive volumes are balanced atop negative creating a heightened tension and intrigue. A glass-skinned through-way connects and distinguishes the two dominant volumes, or towers, capturing light and adding to the sense of interior capaciousness." Outside, the house is anchored by a complementing palette of glass, limestone and stucco.