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Caldwell Beach House

1990

Galveston, Texas

The Caldwell Beach House draws conceptually on the typology of Galveston Island, where commercial strips along the highway coexist with residential districts facing the beach. Two vernacular 'beach cottages', each with living spaces on the first level and bedroom spaces on the second level, are joined by a central circulation spine and shielded by a 'billboard' containing stairs and services that faces the highway. The open walkway between the cottages frames the Gulf view.

Photography: Hester + Hardaway

Southern Living
SOUTHERN HOME AWARD, 1991

American Wood Council
CITATION AWARD, 1991

Texas Society of Architects
HONOR AWARD, 1990

Houston Chapter AIA
HONOR AWARD, 1990

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