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Belvedere Lagoon Residence

Sutton Suzuki Architects

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Belvedere Lagoon Residence

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5,000 sq. feet


  • General Contractor: Irelan
  • Landscape Architect: Don Wihlborg
  • Interior Designer: Cynthia Wright
  • Mike Petty
  • Mark Schwartz

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2003 RADA
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This sunny little sitting area snuggles up to a handsome stone wall, which demarcates indoor and outdoor and public and private spaces of a renovated waterfront home. "The linear stone wall runs through the property and the house, ranging in height from 8 to 11 feet," says architect Ron Sutton, "and since the project was a remodel, we built the wall from the outside in."

Sutton speced clean cut stones, dry-stacked to conceal mortar joints. The technique gives the outdoor alcove a more polished, roomlike feel. The nook blocks stiff breezes and affords clear views of the lagoon--handy for keeping an eye on the kids when they're in the water. A light steel grid covers the space and will eventually fill in with an aromatic jasmine awning. "This space is delightful--it would be a great place to sit and read a book," the jury observed.
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