This private residence for a mosaic artist, positioned in Virginia Beach, Virginia designed by GRADE. In designing the project, GRADE responded to two disparate situations of the web site: the expansive views of Chesapeake Bay and the mystic wooded area on which it resided. The objective was to reconcile the client’s require for a studio in which to design and produce whilst not rendering the space hermetic and closed off to its surroundings.
GRADE brought nature’s components indoors, establishing a foundation of earthy textures like all-natural mahogany wood and a curved zinc rooftop, complemented by imported materials such as Italian marble. By means of thoughtful style, the property became an apparatus for filtering the views of the water, with the curved roof permitting the scale of the beachside room to expand the closer one’s proximity to the bay.