This private residence for a mosaic artist, situated in Virginia Beach, Virginia made by GRADE. In designing the project, GRADE responded to two disparate situations of the website: the expansive views of Chesapeake Bay and the mystic wooded location on which it resided. The objective was to reconcile the client’s need for a studio in which to style and generate while not rendering the space hermetic and closed off to its surroundings.
GRADE brought nature’s elements indoors, establishing a foundation of earthy textures including organic mahogany wood and a curved zinc rooftop, complemented by imported supplies such as Italian marble. Through thoughtful design and style, the residence became an apparatus for filtering the views of the water, with the curved roof enabling the scale of the beachside room to expand the closer one’s proximity to the bay.