: Flood protection, better views
Elevated 17 feet above a coastal marsh, this home on stilts overlooks the Gulf Coast in Florida. Weather was a primary concern–the home is built to resist 150 mph winds with shatterproof windows able to withstand flying debris. At 1,650 square feet, the three-bedroom home is also meant to exploit gorgeous weather, too, offering a sun room, a large open living room with vaulted ceilings and an abundance of ocean views.
(Photo by Topsider) More from Forbes
: How To Decide If A Home Is Right For You $100 Million Homes Giant Homes For Bargain Prices The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.