Nauvoo House

Sea Bright seems the perfect place to establish a new type of coastal building typology. Sea Bright's formal history began in 1969, but, before that, in the early 1940s, the fishing village of Nauvoo, a small cluster of wooden shacks, sat nestled among the tall grass·topped sand dunes of the barrier beach. At a time in American history when strength, adaptability, resiliency, and resourcefulness meant the difference between survival and extinction, it seems only fitting to look to our past to help shape our future. In homage to the strength and resiliency of one of America's first coastal communities, this proposed building typology is respectfully named "The Nauvoo House."

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