When I was visited a year ago, I noticed this platform raised, probably 15-20 ft in the air. I figured it was for a house, but couldn't believe how high it was. It reminded me of a tree house at the time. I remembered where it was and took a drive by this past weekend. Pretty cool house. Yes that is the ocean you see underneath the house. It is right on the water and I guess that is a garage on the right.