This attractive cottage-style displays the versatility of architectural design without concrete materials and represents the creative use of fiber cement siding manufactured by the James Hardie Company ( The products utilized include batten and board, as well as plank lap siding, providing contemporary finishes and offering HZ-rated products to withstand environmental elements in a beach area. Visually appealing are the muted color tones and textural play of the vertical and horizontal siding.

The paramount requirements from the homeowners were as follows: 1) A crow’s nest view of the ocean and Lake Carillon, prominently situated on the third floor. 2) Maximizing the scenery, the home is adjacent to Lake Carillon, and the pool extends this vantage from the patio. 3) Storage was created for various beach equipment and miscellaneous items.

The owners affectionately call this home “Always Saturday!”