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Long House Has Beach on Top

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A unique long, narrow house set in a wide open rural landscape, by , is designed around the concept of putting a 40 meter (120 foot) pool on a roof like a sand berm.

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As you can imagine: this immense rooftop pool means the house underneath is extremely long and narrow; 150 meters (450 feet) long.

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The family’s living quarters are grouped in glass clusters under the immense roof.

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The ground floor under the pool is sheltered by a verandah overhang that goes the full length of the structure.

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Opposite the pool on the top deck, an enclosed spa.

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Near the mid-length point, a white cube connects both levels and takes you up and out to the pool roof.

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But from the big white cube, no cramped little exit leads out to the pool.

Its entire wall slides open.

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Coming back in from an evening swim, you would enter a surprisingly formal living room, a huge cube with a 6M high ceiling.

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This very serious big cube of space is divided by the stairs that lead down to the family rooms below.

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At the far end of this big cube, beyond the stairs that divide its space, is this even more formal dining room.

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Every room below, along the length of the berm has long views to each side out to the hills.

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With wide open glazing bringing in the surrounding natural world, the rooms underneath do not feel oppressed by the pool above.

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These rooms open on both sides to the open and airy views beyond.

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The effect of traversing the lengths of this immensely linear house would give the sense of traversing the long views.

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