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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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



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