Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
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Stelle Architects

This waterfront property unfolds in a sequence of views, both revealed and concealed, a kind of Kabuki shadow play that starts at the driveway and snakes down the entire length of the five-acre lot. "It adds to the experience of arrival," says the bachelor client who wanted a peaceful escape. All plant materials used in the project were native species and have been orchestrated for maximum effect.

The main level is a 90-foot slab of glass and steel raised to gain water views and summer breezes. It floats like a bridge, perpendicular to the walkway. Specially fabricated screens of horizontal teak lattice break up the expanse of glass. They serve as brise soleils to block the sun along the south side and provide a modicum of privacy. "I wanted a lot of wood elements," the client says. "I didn't want a cold, modern box."

Inside, the house is furnished with spartan restraint where views of water and wild sunsets are the real decoration. The central living area has been geared for entertaining with freestanding kitchen islands and a seating area clustered around a fireplace. A master bedroom suite lies to the east while guest rooms and a bathroom lie to the west.
There is hardly any distinction between inside and outside. The central living area extends out towards a terrace with a swimming pool that spills over the edge of a retaining wall to make a gently splashing waterfall. In a protected corner beneath the house is a terrace and open-air fireplace that can be used on rainy, blustery days.
"It's not a precious house," says the client. "You just hose it down at the end of the weekend."
Photos by Jeff Heatley

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February 5, 2013
Toban Hunt wrote:
What do you think are the main structural elements allowing this to over hang so much?
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The steel frame is cantilevered off the fireplace core.
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Photographer's POV. :)
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At first glance this Long Island, New York house's cantilever looks impressive, if not impossible: six large window bays beyond a rooftop infinity pool. But structural logic dictates that a cantilever has something resisting its downward force. That something is certainly missing in this photo...

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