A 'Jewel box' by the sea is located steps of the Ocean.
The first-floor open plan to enable a continuous flow from indoor to outdoor living. Stucco, tile, stone, and concrete in rich hues combine with reflective roof materials and respond to the local climate in terms of durability, comfort, and energy performance.
The form is that of a modern cube with walls composed as alternating glass and opaque panels. A steel trellis envelops the house with a liminal threshold space, the structure of which visually enhances the projection of the interior spaces into the gardens. The roof deck provides a space to view the ocean views and contains a bar.
Located within a previously developed site, the project establishes a compact modern design complementing the scale of the closely-knit community fabric while maximizing open space. Minimizing maintenance was an important goal, resulting in a residence constructed of durable materials to enable a graceful year-round appearance, and to minimize resource use over an extended building lifecycle.
Location: Amagansett, NY, US
My Role: Architect