Martin Architects

Martin Architects

Sagaponack, NY


Edge of Woods

The essence of the design celebrates the vernacular of the existing Modernist constructionist facade. Martin Architects was charged with keeping the roots of the house while adding significant scope and quality indoor and outdoor space. The redesign objective was a study in light and material, texture and dynamic space that reflect the views of the equestrian farm with sharp and simple, elegant lines. Standing strong facing a horse farm is a series of windows flanked by two dynamic standing planes.

The added cantilevered minimalist element launches itself from the heart of the house to the private yard, offering an indoor and outdoor space blow to service the outdoor living area. The exterior Architectural palate is rich and includes a perforated powder coated rainscreen, cementitious panels, hand torched cedar facade, textured stucco, glass and metal work. The interior is an assemblage of pickled white oak floors and walls, a blackened steel stringer stairway with hand hewn beams as treads, white washed plaster walls and metalwork. Exterior and interior materials echo the clean modernist design of the original constructionist vernacular, but now with a breath of new life brought into this expanded dynamic space.

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Status: Built
Location: Watermill, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect