Robert Young Architects
Architects & Designers

Perched on a bluff overlooking Block Island Sound, the property is a flag lot at the edge of a new subdivision, bordered on three sides by water, wetlands, and woods. The client asked us to design a house with a minimal impact on the pristine landscape, maximum exposure to the views and all the amenities of a year round vacation home.
The basic requirements of each space were considered integrally with the effects of sunlight, breezes and views. The house was conceived as a lens, continually framing and magnifying the subtle changes in the surrounding environment.

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Cool fire place.
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The lines, the different levels and the purity.
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!! Нравится идея объединить все в одном месте (дом персонала, баню, гостевые спальни, летнюю кухню, летнее платио и летний кинотеатр) и не терять оставшуюся площадь сада! Большие окна и стекла!!
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Terrace underneath
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Both pilings and architecture, in general, blend with surroundings
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Lots of glass, covered walkways.
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lower level fireplace
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Pilings and Cantilevers
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I like how the outdoor room is incorporated into the structure
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like openness
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Deck surrounding ground floor.
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Um, balcony much. Awesome idea
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Out door indoor two story
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View and glass for our second lot on the water
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combi wood deck & stone pool deck top 10
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Entire back of house open to the backyard!
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View house with LR and dining room together
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que vista
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like the terrace flooring and lighting
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layout of the great room
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Timber decking
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Reminds me of tree house
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Why dont we just do this......
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Look how they use their enormous outdoor space.
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I would not want an entire house this linear but I would love a wing like this
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coastal house
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concrete and metal
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The basement area, have enclosed area and an outside area
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wood, steel or concrete?
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Cool double fireplaces
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Wow I just love the openness with the windows & the scenery is just breathtaking...Lucky family to live there :) Great job....Beautifully done!
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roof detail
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by the sea
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firplace on corner and deckking
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balcony with no walls upstairs, spacious
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flat roof
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Fireplace that goes to two levels and to outdoor fireplace on lower level
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Wall windows
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Wood to tile
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flat roof
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No hacer losa y dejar todo suspendido?
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panoramic social area
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Open simple contemporary, perfect for a view.
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Casa moderna 8
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Patio deck
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Fireplace runs from outside living downstairs to the next floor
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Awesome view...
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ourdoor, bottom floor open, window walls
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Foyer extérieur et intérieur
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Fachada casa
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Great house
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