A modern take on the classic shingle-style home, a flat metal roof replaces the classic sloped, cedar or cypress-clad roof in the backyard. Shaded areas offer relief from the intense midday sun or a random rain shower.
Saw palmetto, a native species in the Jacksonville Beach area, blurs the line between natural and built landscape in the home's backyard.
Transom windows stream light into the living room area and serve to visually expand the room's square footage.
A pebbled finish clads the pool surface, providing shimmer and a smooth feel underfoot.
The master bedroom's private back deck provides an ideal spot to sunbathe while enjoying views of the pool. Adirondack chairs, crafted of recycled plastic lumber, provide a front-row seat to nature.
Frosted-glass mosaic tile caps pool walls and echoes the design detail of front porch and interior staircase risers.
Durable, weather-resistant cushions and pillows provide a soft foundation. Lime green references nature's own lush color palette and the finish of both deck and chair materials resembles that of weathered cedar.
A motorized awning extends over the kids' bedroom window to block sunlight, thereby reducing solar heat gain.
Operable via smartphone or tablet, the awning senses severity of rain or wind and retracts automatically as weather conditions require.
"The house lives from inside to outside but it also lives from outside to inside," says builder Glenn Layton. "If you are entertaining, you can have people sitting outside on a patio or under the covered porch as well as inside the house — all interacting together."