Wishbone Cove

Wishbone Cove

Sometimes you have to get away from city life and retire in a resort atmosphere – even if you create it yourself like this family did with their retirement property. They are diving instructors and their lives revolve around sea and surf so naturally, they will design their home around a swimming pool – a place they can relax and enjoy their favorite past time.


Undisclosed (Designed 2010; Built TBD)


pool court

Personalized new home!


1,960 SF; 3BR, 2-1/2 BA, 1,200 SF pool deck, 2-car carport (future), 1-story

Client’s Style:



The Sketch

Lifestyle Features:
  • total access to the pool and courtyard
  • split floor plan to separate master wing from common bedroom wing
  • wide-open great room
  • screened-pool area for year-round enjoyment
Environment Solutions:
  • ICF walls for strength, super-insulation and acoustics
  • deep overhangs to shade facade and reduce heat gain
  • solar hot water heating to economically heat water
  • solar power (ready) to generate own power and reduce reliance on public utility fossil fuels
  • back-up power for inclement weather
  • courtyard + pool to create outdoor living area and a comfortable microclimate
  • home and windows oriented to take advantage of seasonal breezes
Community Influence
  • stucco finish to fit regional architecture
  • caribbean styling to match regional influence and culture
  • window shutters for sun and storm protectio

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