Hutker Architects

Duin Huis

This jewel-box home was designed to evoke driftwood washed onto an Atlantic dune. A tightly-edited material palette – weathered wood, bronze, glass, and concrete – allows nature’s colors and textures to preside. The fully-glazed main living area opens to a full-width porch along the ocean front. Wooden shutters open and close like eyelashes, shielding the porch from summer sun and providing privacy and storm protection when desired. A glass stair rises through the building’s core, through an over-sized movable skylight, to a bathing deck with views in all directions. The roof’s built-in chaise echoes the curvilinear shape of the dunes. Overall, the house is intended to align quietly and elegantly with its spectacular setting.

The irregular angles and natural siding create an incredible, driftwood-like exterior The stairwell's glass railing make the stairs appear to be floating up towards the sky, lots of natural light within On approach, the homes ramp leads up to the main living deck. the homes natural materials allow it to blend into the landscape The stairwell's glass railing make the stairs appear to be floating up towards the sky, lots of natural light within
A cozy seating area with purple and tan hues and a bench framed by wood paneling Expansive master bath houses a double vanity and a filled closet An elongated dining table offers ample room for a large gathering, surrounded by windows that let in both the view and natural light
A rainfall shower is tucked back by a fully glazed wall, offering peace and relaxation in the shower with a view A ramp along the backside of the home leads visitors up to the main level deck to enjoy the view A sectional couch defines the den, with a built in bookshelf framing a large television A ramp along the backside of the home leads visitors up to the main level deck to enjoy the view
An expansive, uncovered top deck offers seating area, a tub and a beautiful place to look out across the Dunes to the Atlantic ocean The material palette, using natural weathered cedar, created lines and texture throughout the home, offering interesting shadows and covered areas The Duin Huis sits in the brush, nestled into the dunes as a piece of driftwood might