The Harbor View residence is a reorganized and significantly extended house located on a sloping wooded site overlooking Three Mile Harbor. The design strategy responds to the character of the terrain, the proximity of neighboring houses on each side of the relatively narrow site, and landscape views with a new second floor providing previously unseen views of the harbor, and a newly-created large garden room framed by retaining walls, a timber screen, and generous native planting.
The main house form is that of a singular object attached to a plinth in the landscape with a material palette of rough-hewn split cedar, recycled woods, stucco, anodized aluminum, glass, and concrete. The project incorporates passive and active solar design strategies and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
In 2014, we completed a second addition of a modern pavilion overlooking the pool, providing a focal point at the end of a deep garden view. The pool house structure is made of mahogany and trimmed with aluminum to complement the materiality of the main structure. A stainless steel fire orb hangs from the metal clad ceiling and roof soffit, reflecting the colors of the interior and arboreal surroundings.
Location: East Hampton, NY
My Role: Architect