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Seaglades House, Pensacola Florida,           circa 2005


The Seaglades House is situated on Grand Lagoon on the site of a previous residence.  A no-mow zone was established along the shoreline and a white sand berm was installed.  The shoreline is restored to native conditions, with abundant shoreline grasses and vegetation.  Seaglades is fitted with a highly reflective white painted steel roof to minimize heat gain and resist wind damage, the wood siding is sustainable cypress cut outside of Blountstown, Florida and milled in Dothan, Alabama.  Cypress is well known locally for rot and bug resistance, some local historical buildings with cypress siding are over 150 years old and still going strong.  Seaglades is designed with generous overhangs and wide porches for summer shading.  Many operable windows afford fabulous views of Grand Lagoon and allow natural ventilation.  Heart pine flooring is recycled from structural framing from an 1800 era mill.  The mechanical system is state of the art closed loop ground water heat pump delivering efficiencies over SEER 25.  Most lighting is florescent.  The house is designed like a ship with 5 separate structural compartment and the shape of the house is designed to shed high winds. 



627 BAYSHORE DR.  PENSACOLA, FL  32507 - 850.450.3295 - FX 850-455-2725
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