Robert Young Architects
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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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October 19, 2014
lucia1111 wrote:
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Could you tell me the manufacturer of the dining table? Thank you.
    Bookmark   November 6, 2014 at 8:24AM
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March 20, 2013
audreygarber wrote:
Hi! Does anyone know what kind of wood the floors are?
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the wood floors are maple. if you want beautiful natural wood color like this, maple is the choice, pricey but worth it. I'm doing them in my home all throughout. In my previous home, I wanted this floor, but wanted to save money and went with oak and stained it dark...hated it...
    Bookmark   December 26, 2014 at 12:51AM
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July 10, 2011
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Robert Young Architects
The manufacturer for the windows is Hope's Windows.
    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 6:42AM
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April 12, 2011
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Ronique Gibson
I would say it depends on your decorative style.. many people would say to put long drapes to accentuate the vast space of the windows. While I would say, especially in a minimalistic home, sheers, or even motorized window treatments that have a thin screen-like material may be ideal - to not interfere with the clean lines of the space.

I'd suggest looking through these ideabooks for inspirational ideas:
    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 2:56PM
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i agree that it depends on your style, but i have to add that it also depends on how much privacy you want or need. Sheers are a good idea too, or sheers over blinds, perhaps cellular blinds?
    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 8:57AM
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July 7, 2014
yupief wrote:
beautiful fireplace surround! - What is the fireplace surround made of? Thanks!
October 19, 2012
visgram wrote:
Who manufactures this table and chairs?

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In a much subtler way than the previous example, this house uses black painted steel (two columns and one beam) to define smaller spaces within the larger living area. In the foreground is the dining and beyond is seating and fireplace.
John Hill added this to Unique Chimneys, Outside and Inside
The concrete chimney has a commanding presence in the living area, but it also is the hinge between the two types of windows: smaller openings at right and taller openings at left.

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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 fr...
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