I recently stumbled across this interesting photo while surfing around on Flickr. Its an exotic house on the Gulf Coast of Texas, in Port Aransas (just outside of Corpus Christi).
The house is built on stilts with the main house on the second floor. This design minimizes the potential for flooding and damage due to storm surges and hurricanes so common to this region of the Gulf Coast.
Check out the roof on this place, it soars an additonal 2+ stories above the main floor!
The residence is the last one on the cal-de-sac and fronts the Corpus Christi Channel.
There is no public access to this house. It is located in a private gated community at the end of Private Road A. The best way to see this place is from a boat on the water.