36 june 2022
SURRENDER is an ocean-front
dream home on the
south end of Figure Eight
Island. Its multi split-level
layout features three wings in a C
formation that surround a courtyard.
All six bedrooms and living areas have
views of the ocean. The back-wing
bunk house achieves its panoramas
through the living room encased in
It is a truly compelling composition
even by the standards of Kersting,
who has been pushing the boundaries
of architectural design for decades.
Using materials never used before and
creating a curvature in the rooflines
never before seen in our area, the
house achieves new heights.
“It’s kind of like jazz,” explains
longtime Kersting architect and
now partner Toby Keeton. He snaps
his fingers like a metronome as he
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