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Anatomy of a Grace Point Home

Inspired by massing and textural elements set forth by regions like Nantucket, Massachusetts, Grace Point seeks to craft a similar place among the sand pines and dunes of the Florida Gulf coast.  The archetype being followed was created out of necessity mandating the use of local materials, proven construction techniques and a limited color palette dictated by available natural colors.


How does this inform Grace Point architecture?  Massing and lot usage are key to successful home design.  Meant to mimic time tested design elements, the challenge of creating properly proportioned masses that carve a place on any given lot is the goal.  Primary, secondary, and tertiary massing should be augmented with textural material changes in order to produce the proper balance of size and mass in relation to the street and open green spaces within Grace Point.  This design solution draws from the coastal Florida architecture native to the region.

"This area along 30A is known as a place to enjoy privacy and a relaxed lifestyle of the beach away from the noise and fray of Seaside."

Exterior Finishes

Exterior siding plays an integral role in creating the Grace Point architecture.  The roof of the architecture is in the New England shingle style.  As such, a majority of the house must be anchored in that architectural tradition making the primary siding type cedar shingles or nichiha premium shakes.  Accent elements may be clad in alternate siding types such as cedar lap siding, ship lap, cedar planks, board, and batten.  

Pressure treated cedar, architectural asphalt/copper shingles, galvalume and copper. Metal roofs should only be used as accents.


Grace Point architecture is meant to maintain a sense of restraint within a composition. 

The landscape materials selected for Grace Point will add to the character of this community. Paths, patios, driveways and parking areas should be constructed of natural and contextual materials such as concrete with light rock salt or exposed crushed shell finish, wood, concrete pavers and crushed seashell or pea gravel. In addition to providing a durable surface, the approved paving materials offer a set of subdued earth tone colors that promotes a harmonious integration of pavement with the adjacent native landscape. 

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