With Silver Lake on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the East Lake Beach House in Delaware, USA is one that promises lake views on one side and beach views on the other. The house was built by Robert M. Gurney for a modern family and serves as a vacation home that creates breezy indoor-outdoor interplay. Spread across three spacious levels, the holiday residence offers a multitude of family area and personal spaces with each one being clearly delineated from the other. On the outside, it is four distinct gable-roofed forms that paint a picture of elegance and each of these units breaks up the overall visual of the house into cozier, smaller spaces.

East Lake Beach House in Delaware designed by Robert M. Gurney

Despite its contemporary interior, the vacation home on the outside has a more traditional appeal with cedar shingles, copper panels and mahogany doors giving it a warmer vibe. Folding and sliding glass doors on every level completely open up the interior to the outdoors and the transition between both the zones is seamless. A relaxing and refreshing pool that connects the deck with the beach adds another layer of luxury to the residence where comfort takes precedence to all else. [Photography: John Cole Photography]

Dining area with ample natural lighting along with colorful pendant lights
East Lake Beach House designed by Robert M. Gurney
Gorgeous multi-level vacation home with fabulous deck and pool area
Multi-colored lighting fixtures and couch bring brightness to the living space
Multi-colored pendant lights for the staircase and its lightwell
Ocean view from the upper level home office of the house

Resilient materials are combined with meticulous detail and clean lines in a truly modern way to provide a bright, light-filled interior that focuses on the views. The house was designed and built with the intention of providing a vacation house that would last for generations…

Spacious and stunning family home with beach on one side and lake views on the other
Street facade of East Lake Beach House offers complete privacy while welcoming everyone gleefully
Strip of land between sea and the lake holds the multi-level vacation home in Delaware
Swimming pool sits next to the beach and offers wonderful views
Warm lighting illuminates the vacation house after sunset
Beach and walkway leading from the vacation home to the ocean
Cedar shingles, copper panels and other traditional materials shape the fabulous vacation house
Contemporary decor for the holiday home feels elegant and cheerful

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