Georgia-based architecture firm Historical Concepts brings back the original charm of a jewel box cottage by the water in Hobe Sound, Florida.
Photo: Jon Whittle
Keeping in mind the coastal climate, the builder suggested man-made building products for longevity and low upkeep. Fiber-cement siding looks like wood (and takes paint like wood) but lasts much longer. To avoid issues with decay, all the trimwork and shutters are aluminum, which is powder-coated instead of painted.