Tektoniks Architects

Tektoniks Architects

Salem, MA


Private Residence

Located on a dramatically sloping site on the edge of a bluff, this waterfront private residence takes advantage of the site’s southwestern views and sloping topography.

The low-profiled north-facing entry facade on the high side of the site is understated, with minimal glazing.  This was in response to the Owner’s desire for privacy, and their wish to minimize exposure to harsh winter winds.  As the property slopes down towards the sea and south light, the site and views are revealed through the use of cathedral ceilings, large expanses of glass, and exterior decks.

The multi-level interior organization of the home is in direct response to the sloping topography of the site. The primary living spaces on the first floor – the Family Room, Kitchen, and Dining Room – are open and interconnected, and serve as entertainment and conversational areas. The more private Bedrooms – including the upstairs Master Bedroom and the Guest Suite - are located along the more private western site of the house, each with secluded decks and views of the nearby shoreline.  

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Status: Built
Location: Long Island, NY
My Role: Design Team: Ernest V. DeMaio III / Clay B. Smook