Beach house

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A beach house in Zingst, Western Pomerania, Germany
A beach house in Surfside Beach, Texas, United States

A beach house is a house on or near a beach, sometimes used as a vacation or second home for people who commute to the house on weekends or during vacation periods. Beach houses are often designed to weather the type of climate they are built in and the building materials and construction methods used in beach housing vary widely around the world.[1]

Beach houses are often associated with beach gardens with a special planting and a particular type of leisure use. One of the most famous twentieth century beach gardens was constructed by Derek Jarman at Dungeness, England. It celebrated local materials, native plants and the openness of the site. Other beach gardens have tried to create an isolated microclimate. Swimming pools are popular in beach gardens.[citation needed] American architect Andrew Geller designed sculptural beach houses in the coastal regions of New England during the 1950s and 60s.[2]

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  1. ^ Beach Homes. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press. 2004. p. 25-26. ISBN 1561586900. 
  2. ^ Gordon, Alastair (2002). Beach Houses: Andrew Geller. New York: Princeton Architectural. p. 9. ISBN 1568983212. 

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