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Modern Beach House

This HLevel Architecture and Oakley Home Builders space in Aqualane Shores pays tribute to its waterfront views.

It’s safe to say that Marilyn and Richard Magnussen love the street they live on. The 4,835-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bath property you see here is the third house on the street that the Canadian couple has called home. With this brand-new beauty, they believe the third time is the charm. “We loved the curb appeal and design,” Richard says. “It’s sort of a transitional coastal design.”

Though the style of the home is more traditional than what we’ve come to expect from contemporary leaning HLevel Architecture duo, who tend to create structures with straight lines and heaping helpings of glass and wood, it still exudes the firm’s signature edge. Originally designed as a spec home by Oakley Home Builders—a Chicago-based luxury developer that is looking to gain a footing in Southwest Florida—the residence has dark window frames and a distinctive design that allows it to both stand out and look right at home in the neighborhood. “It’s about trying to find that balance of what’s next for the area and how we think a transitional beach home can look and function,” Sarah Bogaczyk of Oakley Home Builders says.

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