The house is a three story balloon-frame structure built on 30 foot in-ground concrete piers and a steel reinforced frame that supports the house and meets all FEMA requirements due to the close proximity to the water.
Throughout the house there are open, clear-story spaces that create an airy, open feel to the home.
The house's exterior is covered with shiplapped wood siding and painted Hardy Board with attached cedar bats (all exterior wood is clear western cedar). It also features a steel roof a non-reflective coating, and windows and glass entry doors manufactured by Anderson.
The existing soil was removed and replaced with a highly compacted engineered fill which creates a stable base for the home and ensured a minimum of surface run off due to the dense clay composition of soil in this area. The resulting superior drainage provides a great base for landscaping.
Influenced by a master architect
This modern, deceptively simple-looking house paid homage to local houses and barns. Designed by David & Hi-Jin Hodge, they give much credit to the late Charles Moore, with whom David collaborated on homes at The Sea Ranch, CA and in Cape Cod, (Orleans) Massachusetts. Charles' architecture focused on siting, transitions between rooms, and the use of natural light; and his approach had a large influence on the Kelly Avenue home.
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