Green? Just do it

Architect Tinker Hatfield rewrites the book on beach house design.

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Rules to Live By
Tinker Hatfield

Rules to Live By

While formulating the plan, Tinker came up with a series of guiding principles that he named “4 Rules for a Beachouse [sic] Design: Observe, Preserve, Conserve, Have Some Nerve.” He adhered to these guidelines throughout the project, as he built models, took pictures, put pencil to tracing paper, and sketched out a 3,000-square-foot house―part old cottage, part new―that features large, open living spaces. Then he lured Dick Baty, a friend from architecture school, to help with the home’s design and construction.

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