Your Inspiration Needed for Waterfront Dream Home

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Designing my dream retirement home and looking for creative inspiration! I am in the very beginning phases of my home design and would like to work with someone who can help me with the floor plan layout. Final architectural plan not needed - just seeking ideas to help turn my dream into a reality. I want to take advantage of water views and light for this waterfront home facing the sunrise. Because of potential flooding, home will need to be built on pilings.

We are very early on in the design phase and won't be ready to build for a few years. I'm looking for schematic design - arrangement of space, room adjacencies, elevations, and floor plans so that I have something better to express my desires to a future builder.

Here is a link to the Plat:
Here are the features I want in my home:

Open/airy floor plan with 3 levels

Elevator to all 3 levels

First level for closed storage space - no open areas under house (maybe even parking?) of kayaks, water toys, and more. Should also include a mud room area with built in lockers for 8 and a dog wash area.

Second level is main living area with master bedroom, master bathroom, large walk-in closet or a his/her walk-in closet combo; open great room/dining (room for 8-10 people)/gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar and large walk-in pantry plus appliance storage in cabinets, and breakfast nook with lots of windows looking out to the water; study/office area; exercise area large enough for a treadmill, elliptical, small weights and yoga; laundry room, 1/2 bath.

Third level is guest area with 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms and a large loft area with space for entertainment (game room/media room) and bunk beds.

Also want a 3 1/2 car garage (could be a separate building) with an in-law apartment above (1 Bedroom, 1 BA, Basic Kitchen)

Bahamian Architecture or Cottage/Beach/Country style

Outdoor area with pool (needs to be built above ground with a deck) and fire pit area.

Size 2,500-3,500 square feet (not include garage/in-law suite)

I would love to see your designs!
Don't Wants:
Modern style - flat lines, contemporary style not my thing.
Ask for Sample:
Would love to see a sample!


= Buyer's Rating
#8 Beach House Concept by Quintessential Architecture
Apr 25, 2022 9:34
#7 Beach House by meet855
Apr 12, 2022 13:36
#5 Beach House Concept by Quintessential Architecture
Apr 3, 2022 13:52
#4 NC Beach House-- R Wick Designs by R Wick Designs
Apr 3, 2022 7:31


Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:01:08 +0000
May the best design win. Good luck to everyone



Thu, 21 Apr 2022 14:17:19 +0000
I'm ready to design. You need information with houses that you like, and to communicate more specifically. I also need the location of the construction site on google maps (I will take the relief and the environment from this information). First I would sketch the plans, then sketch the plans. after that I processed the information better and would provide you with a draft design. I'm waiting for feedback.
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 16:49:18 +0000
I will take the project, i need to know the budget. I will also need to know any related home designs in mind.
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 16:49:17 +0000
I will take the project, i need to know the budget. I will also need to know any related home designs in mind.
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 16:49:16 +0000
I will take the project, i need to know the budget. I will also need to know any related home designs in mind.
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 16:49:14 +0000
I will take the project, i need to know the budget. I will also need to know any related home designs in mind.
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 16:49:12 +0000
I will take the project, i need to know the budget. I will also need to know any related home designs in mind.
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 16:49:10 +0000
I will take the project, i need to know the budget. I will also need to know any related home designs in mind.



Fri, 01 Apr 2022 06:50:49 +0000
Prepaid Please?



Tue, 29 Mar 2022 07:53:16 +0000
Beautiful property! I will have something for your contest soon!
Mon, 28 Mar 2022 13:28:50 +0000
Hello, I am a Florida based architect and have a lot of experience in Bahamian and FEMA flood plan houses and I found your listing and your property and the lot dimensions and whatnot and I am working on a presentation. Just wanted to put that out there.
Mon, 28 Mar 2022 10:02:30 +0000
Prepaid Please?



Mon, 28 Mar 2022 06:40:31 +0000
Prepaid Please?
Mon, 28 Mar 2022 01:12:57 +0000
Interesting project. Would love to make a submission but i am unable to access the link to Plat. Any chance you can send as an attachment?
Sun, 27 Mar 2022 21:09:25 +0000
These contests don't make sense, cheap way to get expensive concepts, once in hand you lose your copyrights, silly
Sun, 27 Mar 2022 19:39:03 +0000
Hi, Nice challenge.
Could you prepaid the contest ?
Do you have a location of the plot ? Do you what the house base dimension ?
If you have some reference photogrpahies of houses you like it would be helpful.

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