What would your dream beach house look like? New York–based LevenBetts turned to concrete when creating the 8,000-square-foot 36SML Beach House in Amagansett, N.Y. The home, designed for a family including three teenagers, was recently profiled in Architect magazine.

The vacation house is designed [around three spokes] for both entertaining and for separating—but not isolating—the family’s varied interests ... On the exterior, concrete is everywhere. The ground level is clad in glass-fiber reinforced concrete panels with stainless steel fasteners. Concrete continues inside as the floor in the kitchen and living areas, then switches to white oak for the central staircase and the living quarters. The second story is sheathed in cement-board panels, punctured by generous windows and sliding glass doors.

Read More and find out why concrete is an ideal choice for resilient construction, an important consideration in coastal areas at risk for hurricanes and flooding.