LOCATION: HAMPTON BEACH, NH
DESIGN: KAO DESIGN GROUP
This 5,000 square foot contemporary summer home is perched high on a bluff with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by renowned architect Ken Kao, of Kao Design Group, the home is both dramatic and understated. Large expanses of windows frame the nearby salt marshes and open ocean. The house is clad largely with maintenance free and recycled materials as a nod to the owner’s and architect’s shared environmental sensibilities. State-of-the-art climate systems, insulation methods and smart home technology further ensure that the home will operate with the utmost efficiency.
Although the exterior design has a modern appearance, the residence’s interior is a pleasant blend of both edgy and classic finishes. The hand-hewn walnut flooring was oil rubbed to enhance the character of the wood, and exotic imported stones grace the bathrooms and the kitchen. Extensive custom moldings, stainless steel appliances and frameless glass further enhance this stunning property.