The garage of this house is built into the ocean dune. Stairs and elevator access the main level, which is raised several feet above the natural grade. The entire east face of the main living space is operable glass, affording the tremendous view.
Clerestory windows on both the east and west side of the house flood light during all times of the day.
The owners of this home are avid swimmers. The pool becomes
an integral design feature between a series of gable ended
spaces. The garage and east wing are almost completely separated
connected by only a breezeway and gallery respectively. A fountain
directly adjacent to the projecting island like living area provides
a dramatic focal point, particularly at night. Powder room and refrigerator/pantry
are housed in a cube element between the foyer and kitchen.
The house received an Award of Merit for Design from the Palm Beach Chapter of the
American Institute of Architects in 2015.
This home is organized around a cross axis.
The primary axis is identified along the entry walkway adjacent to a linear reflecting pool. This pool re-emerges on the opposite side of the house at the living room
as a lap pool. A second level balcony is bisected by a glass wall. Exterior finishes include
hard trowel pigmented stucco and stainless steel railings.
The house received an Honor Award for Design from the American Institute of Architects in 2005.
This home was conceived from a composition of line and curved plane in combination with terra-cotta textures and contrasting tabby-stucco, made with crushed sea shells.
A number of structural components such as the steel beams and columns were left exposed to create functional decoration. The aquarium is suspended between two such columns. The entry foyer features a glass elevator enclosure. The main flooring material is scored concrete
An avid fisherman the owner of this home wanted to be able to lift his boat from the slip, move it onto a trailer and move it through the garage out to the street. An outdoor covered terrace on the third level provides sweeping views of the surrounding areas.
The home was awarded for Excellence in Architecture from the American Institute of Architects in 1994. An entire episode of the Series Dream Living on the Learning Channel was devoted to the house in 1996.
This Asian influenced home has an open plan living area with pool immediately accessible. A walk-in wine cooler is tucked under the stair.
This home designed for a young professional doctor and his wife, who do frequent entertaining, was conceptualized in two parts; A one level public space including the kitchen, dining and living area and a larger tower element including the bedrooms and office. Reflecting pools frame each side of the glass entry foyer dividing the two major elements of the house.
This un-built project received an Honor Award for Design from the American Institute of Architecture in 2006.
O'Neil's first house, built early in his career is simple in structure and organization. It is contemporary New England in style. The inexpensive to build design features a two car garage arranged shot-gun style with one car entering from the front of the house and one from the rear on the one acre site.
The kitchen is a small structure of its own, sitting in the middle of a high ceiling living space. The home was awarded for Excellence in Architecture by the American Institute of Architects in 1988.
Set in an agricultural ranching community this home combines elements of rustic country with modern contemporary. A wall veneered with horizontal cut natural stone runs through
the house like a spine dividing the more private areas of the house from the public. Display
areas were of high importance. A large covered porch has concealed roll down insect screens
for when needed.
This home exemplifies its roots in the international style of modernism. Primarily a family vacation home, all the major rooms are afforded ocean views.
The owners requested low maintenance and the ability to open and close up the house quickly and easily. Roll down screens on the porch
disappear when not needed.