Lebanese firm Raëd Abillama Architects built this summer beach house along the northern coast of Lebanon in Jbeil. Built for a family of five and guests that might want to tag along, the house is situated to fit on a flat area of a rugged lot.

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The design is such as not to disrupt the natural surroundings but to integrate it into the land, keeping its height restricted to a reasonable level. The public spaces are located upon entry to the home, with the private spaces located below.

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On the other side, the house features lots of windows to help enjoy the coastal views.

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I love how the long, rectangular pool juts out towards the ocean.

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The terraces are at varying heights to create different seating areas, all with the view in mind.

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The bedrooms, all located on the lower levels, are pushed as close to the ocean as possible. Outdoor seating areas rest on top of this part of the structure.

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Photos by Géraldine Bruneel.