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.