Naiztat + Ham Architects, P.C.

Naiztat + Ham Architects, P.C.

New York, NY


Modern Barn

This 5500 square foot house located in a planned development in East Hampton, New York, was inspired by the barn structures once prominent in the Hamptons’ landscape. The developer who parceled the land had set design guidelines for houses built in the development. It appeared that the houses he envisioned were to be mini-“McMansions”, with a minimum square footage, shingled style, with peaked cedar roofs and other traditional details. The owner wanted something more modern—so following all the development requirements, the house designed was in keeping with the scale and description of the developer yet gave the owner the Hamptons barn-look that she wanted. Since this is a flag lot the entry sequence was very important. The goal of a south facing house, maximizing the usable land, creating privacy at the pool and keeping the car traffic to the east side of the property, all led the design team into creating an entry sequence that leads the visitor to the “back” of the house. Pulling the visitor to the back gives them the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of the creek beyond and also allows them to enter the great room on axis with the pool. The pergola that extends along the entry face has a rough sawn cedar underside that pulls into the house as the underside of the balcony of the second floor. The south-facing, large, “garage-style” doors are centered on the long side of the pool and open the great room to the exterior. 

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Status: Built
Location: East Hampton, NY