1 Hawks Nest

Bill and Helen Groft reside in a small one-story house within walking distance of the beach in Rehoboth, DE. Contemplating retirement while also recognizing the changing needs of a family extending by through marriage and grandchildren, the Grofts requested that their house be more open and accommodating. After a series of design concepts, it was proposed that the dining room and kitchen be reversed and that a multi-level deck create an indoor-outdoor space. This programmatic shift allowed the Grofts to realize their own day-to-day pleasure in using the new open spaces, while also better accommodating the larger family gatherings.