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The House on Solitude Creek: Water Views and Light Filled Spaces

By using the foundation from an existing structure, this house on Solitude Creek was able to stay inside the buffer zone – which would not have been possible with a new house due to new regulations and environmental guidelines. The existing Dutch Colonial house had been in very poor condition, so it gave the owners an opportunity to begin again – but using the footprint that already had been established. What architect Robert Gurney created is a modern masterpiece with water views and light-filled spaces – just what the owners ordered.

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Let the sun shine in! The front entryway is almost a wall of glass.

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A wooden ramp leads up the symmetrically pleasing structure on the creek.

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There are a multitude of windows on every wall to fill the spaces with natural light.

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The main living area is surrounded by windows – all thermal, of course.

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The bright and open living – dining – kitchen area has water views from everywhere.

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We love all the modern touches in this home. Isn’t that fireplace something else?

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The kitchen is simple, but highly functional and part of the social zone.

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The house on Solitude Creek also provides a space for the owner’s artwork collection to be displayed. Splashes of color are bright spots in an otherwise predominantly white environment.

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Water views are the star of this house – visible from every room.

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The loft ceiling in the living – dining area gives great height to the room.

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Night falls on Solitude Creek and all is well.
Architect: Robert Gurney Architect

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