Brian Vanden Brink
Starting in 2000 PSD designed and built a home called Fog Hollow for a young family. They love the home and its tight but spectacular harbor front site. As the family has grown and changed over time, their space needs have also changed. PSD has added an office, playroom, outdoor kitchen, and completed various renovations to the point where Fog Hollow is now “maxed-out.” To continue to grow without leaving the beloved home, the owners recently purchased another waterfront lot a short walk down the beach. Beach Hollow, their new guest house, squash court, swimming pool and beach front boat house, now occupy the site as well as a large yard for which a future house footprint is planned. Together Beach Hollow and Fog Hollow are planned to eventually accommodate future families of both children.
Beach Hollow includes a “mini-Georgian” house, per the clients’ request, with an attached “barn” that houses a squash court. To minimize the impact of the large volume necessary for a squash court, its floor level is below grade. Windows from the living space above allow guests to view the action below. Two bedrooms and a large bathroom complete the accommodations on the second floor. The house is compact but comfortable. A corner stair sits directly behind a window—like the rest of the house, unexpected but not unappealing.