North Barrett Square
Located at the northernmost apex of the central town square in the heart of Rosemary Beach, the building becomes the first impression for all cottage rental needs and the crossroads locale for the feverish real estate efforts. The building exemplifies the Rosemary Beach design style of a solid stucco-on-masonry skin to protect against the harsh elements adorned by bracketed timber-framed porches and awnings to offer sun protection and privacy screening. In addition to the rental lobby and real estate sales, the mixed-use building houses a beach shop, 12 luxury condo units and underground parking, while serving the greater function of creating community. Geothermal mechanical systems, buried storm water retention and instantaneous hot water systems combine with passive design strategies to achieve added energy efficiency and lower operating costs.