2002 Idea House: Family Reunion

This oceanfront Idea House mixes nostalgic beach-home style with modern building technology. The result is an enduring getaway well equipped for large gatherings and generations of seaside memories.

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Photo: Deborah Whitlaw

Built to Last

"At times, this can be a severe, harsh environment," says architect George Graves. "This house was built to stand for many generations." He chose exterior lap siding made from fiber cement because it won't crack, rot, or warp. And, although it offers much of the same appeal as wood, it doesn't require repainting as often. "It met our design intentions, and it's very durable," he says.

Siding: James Hardie Siding Products. Heating and cooling: Lennox Industries.

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