Modern Home Builder 2018 - Volume 6, Issue 2 - 48
Onshore Construction & Development
Some of the more breathtaking aspects of the home will be its height and river
views. "It's going to be a tall house," COO Evan Anderson says. "It will be just under
35 feet, which is the building limit here in the county."
fact that we don't have the state income tax and property tax issues
like in the Northeastern part of the country. Folks from New England
are coming down in flocks and driving the market. We are busy."
Architectural and design integrity are key for Onshore as it
tries to steer its clients into making design decisions that are
timeless. The homes in the area used to be more Mediterranean-style designs with clay barrel-tile rooftops. Today, more
clients are requesting contemporary architecture in Jupiter and
on Jupiter Island while Palm Beach is more traditional with contemporary interiors.
A PLACE ON THE RIVER
Onshore is building a mid-century modern home for a return client on Loxahatchee River Road in Jupiter designed by Dailey Janssen Architects. "This home is one that develops as it goes, so the
timeline develops as it goes," Anderson says. "We have been working on the home since the beginning of the design process, which is
about a year-and-a-half ago, and we are now under construction."
The company likes to get involved with a project at its inception
to provide input throughout the design process. "We offer product suggestions and solutions where they are necessary, especially
when dealing with custom items and technology," Anderson says.
"It's much harder to make design elements appear clean and simple
than would be required using traditional millwork."
Some of the more breathtaking aspects of the home will be its
height and the views of the river. "It's going to be a tall house,"
Anderson says. "It will be just under 35 feet, which is the building
limit here in the county and our client is really maximizing on that
whole volume with the use of flat roofs."
Pitched roofs on a home take up about one-third of the allowable building height, so the flat roof will utilize the full allowable
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height and create better views, Anderson says. "A third-floor hangout/lookout area will maximize the views over the water and you
can see the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The lighthouse is a landmark,"
When a flat roof comes into play, Onshore says waterproofing
always becomes a big concern. "We have been using new products
and techniques and developing our own techniques to deal with
custom configurations of the house," Anderson explains. "There is
nothing simple about it."