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.

This photo has 2 questions

Joseph Harrietha wrote:
Is that fireplace Gas or Wood? - And, would the choice affect their ability to be placed on top of each other like that?
   Comment   August 21, 2013
mymeme wrote:
Roof and wall material - What is the material on outside
   Comment   December 8, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

John Hill added this to Skinny Columns Hold Their Own
Square steel columns alternate with a concrete hearth in this house. The steel structure accommodates the second-floor cantilever, easily the most striking aspect.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architect's Toolbox: Connecting Home and Ground
Gently touching down. The International style of architecture exemplified designs that merely touched down on small columns, or piloti, rather than having the entire mass of the house anchored to the site. The illusion is that the structure is only temporarily with us.

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suzyweeks added this to Lot 7 project
on Wednesday
Overhang over the septic
Aaron Wilson added this to Exteriors
last Saturday
Outdoor fireplace
remerson13 added this to Modern Architecture
July 23, 2014
Finally a modern space with grass!!
bronwynstephenson added this to bronwynstephenson's ideas
July 22, 2014
Nice exterior
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July 19, 2014
Chimenea pilar
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July 13, 2014
Corner porch.
jenfindling added this to New house ideas
July 5, 2014
Exterior and covered outdoor patio
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July 3, 2014
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July 3, 2014
Fireplace outside
iknick added this to iknick's Ideas
July 1, 2014
JFN fire place
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June 30, 2014
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June 29, 2014
Looove it
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June 29, 2014
connecting outdoor fire
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June 29, 2014
love the bottom floor being open
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June 23, 2014
walkout, overhang, patio/deck area
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June 23, 2014
He Balkany and the pool with lights
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June 23, 2014
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June 22, 2014
my house
karniz added this to karniz's Ideas
June 21, 2014
Use of Frame & Glass
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June 19, 2014
Me gusta la idea de apertura del edificio
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June 16, 2014
Simple modern
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June 15, 2014
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June 15, 2014
Chimenea columna
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June 12, 2014
cantilever braai
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June 8, 2014
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June 8, 2014
Lines of house
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June 4, 2014
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May 29, 2014
I love this
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May 27, 2014
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May 26, 2014
Balance of glass
Sara Ferguson added this to outdoor spaces
May 25, 2014
lOVE this fireplace
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May 25, 2014
Like the -open on both sides- idea for the outdoor space below. With ceiling fans it would work in Miami.
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May 19, 2014
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May 17, 2014
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May 17, 2014
The patio
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May 9, 2014
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May 8, 2014
Glass walls to add sinlight
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May 6, 2014
pool to bee cool
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May 6, 2014
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May 5, 2014
Outdoor fireplace
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May 2, 2014
Open feeling
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May 1, 2014
kamin na 2 nivoa
ellentobin added this to fireplace
April 28, 2014
looks cool
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April 27, 2014
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April 26, 2014
Stacked fireplaces. Indoor/outdoor space. Lots of glass.
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April 25, 2014
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April 23, 2014
Flowing fireplace, glass walls as well as gorgeous mix of steel and glass.
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April 23, 2014
fachada brutal
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April 23, 2014
I like looking over the pool
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April 22, 2014
Check out the fireplaces flowing out to in
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April 19, 2014
Beach house. Downstairs
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April 19, 2014
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April 18, 2014
My dream house
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April 14, 2014
outdoor fire
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April 9, 2014
outside inside living area
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April 3, 2014
Fireplace column - used for multiple fireplaces
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March 30, 2014
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March 25, 2014
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March 25, 2014
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March 21, 2014
Fireplace on pario
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March 21, 2014
overhangs and courtyard pool
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March 20, 2014
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March 20, 2014
Idea for 400-500sqm
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March 16, 2014
Fire place continue
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March 10, 2014
examples for lighting. 2 different kind of lights
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March 7, 2014
the poolside
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March 2, 2014
The view is amazing
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March 1, 2014
That a cool way to make an outdoors space.
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March 1, 2014
kmsackett added this to pool, outdoor living
February 27, 2014
Cool outdoor living space with (woodburning?) fireplace utilzing same flu/chimney to put a another fireplace above it.
kmsackett added this to fireplace
February 27, 2014
Cool outdoor living space with (woodburning?) fireplace utilzing same flu/chimney to put a another fireplace about it.
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February 24, 2014
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February 21, 2014
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February 20, 2014
Modern, open
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February 16, 2014
Mi casa
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February 16, 2014
casa pileta moden
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February 12, 2014
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February 10, 2014
New, fresh decor
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February 7, 2014
casa piscina
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February 6, 2014
parapet eaves
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February 2, 2014
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February 2, 2014
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February 1, 2014
Pool, architecture
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January 30, 2014
Open under
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January 28, 2014
Two story fireplace
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January 27, 2014
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January 24, 2014
House 1
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January 22, 2014
pool and back of house
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January 19, 2014
Fireplaces, continuity over levels
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January 4, 2014
אח כפול
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January 3, 2014
shuttered fireplace
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January 3, 2014
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January 2, 2014
the fire place
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December 27, 2013
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December 22, 2013
The scandals and rouges cannot reach my dragon's dagger from this height I tell you.
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December 22, 2013
swiming pool
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December 22, 2013
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December 15, 2013
Love this covered outdoor area with fireplace
taskpro3323 added this to taskpro3323's Ideas
December 8, 2013
Great open space idea.
Sonny Manz added this to sonny_manz's Ideas
December 5, 2013
The modernness
krisroe added this to krisroe's ideas
December 5, 2013
windows n steel frame
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December 5, 2013
indoor outdoor fireplace
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December 5, 2013
Large windows
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December 5, 2013
mtpaige added this to Paige Remodel ideas
December 5, 2013
Cool fire wall
peterhartley added this to peterhartley's Ideas
December 3, 2013
Outdoor fireplace off pool and integrated into house
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December 2, 2013
kittyubhi added this to exterior
December 1, 2013
I like this overhanging roof aspect
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November 29, 2013
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November 28, 2013
This i luvbvvvbbbbbbbbbvvv
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November 26, 2013
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November 24, 2013
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November 23, 2013
The deck ballustrade as it turns the corner. (Not the part with the dark frame around)
xtobar added this to Casa Pifo
November 21, 2013
Sin la piscina...
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November 18, 2013
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November 17, 2013
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November 17, 2013
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November 17, 2013
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November 16, 2013
Outdoor area under the main bedroom
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November 15, 2013
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November 15, 2013
Elland Viles added this to Ideas
November 12, 2013
My house and outside
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November 12, 2013
مكان الشوايه
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November 11, 2013
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November 8, 2013
kimandjules added this to WJD exterior
November 7, 2013
Ultra modern deck roof
jerylgolub added this to back yard space
November 5, 2013
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November 1, 2013
grahamneil added this to Patio Ideas
October 29, 2013
Great Exterior
joelg91 added this to Outside 2
October 29, 2013
Fireplace/chimney, lower outdoor seating area next to pool. Whole how house style and layout
angym added this to angym's Ideas
October 27, 2013
William Joseph's Fine Interiors added this to the extension
October 26, 2013
the basement requires retractable screens and more lighting, floor to ceiling glass natural cadding/beams. Carry the feel and look into the pool area with various area(s).
anita608 added this to Rock house
October 22, 2013
The back side
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October 20, 2013
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October 17, 2013
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October 17, 2013
jeffchiew added this to outside
October 16, 2013
Fire place
cgilly added this to cgilly's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Think about sliding glass that would wrap the fireplace
interiorcandace added this to interiorcandace's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Extra lights around the pool is hot!
medyrs01 added this to Cooper Road
October 13, 2013
walk out, fire pit, pool, glass
lldok added this to SI House
October 13, 2013
Porch to west & pool to south
nashibhashmi added this to nashibhashmi's ideas
October 12, 2013
Outdoor pool
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October 9, 2013
outdoor layout
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October 8, 2013
kiko150 added this to kiko150's Ideas
October 4, 2013
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October 3, 2013
J Jon j
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October 2, 2013
Indoor/Outdoor concept
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October 1, 2013
See fureplaces
sedition added this to sedition's ideas
October 1, 2013
Two floor fireplace one chimney
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September 25, 2013
klewis86 added this to klewis86's Ideas
September 25, 2013
Like the windows!!
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September 22, 2013
arduinie added this to Rainbow01
September 19, 2013
This look in the back of my land
sloaner1 added this to sloaner1's Ideas
September 18, 2013
Love the outdoor sitting area w fireplace
Michael Malone added this to katie_torres's Ideas
September 17, 2013
A general 'like' - there may be nothing here that directly translates to what were envisioning, but this is a great looking house and pool area, and connection between the two.
jsfernandez added this to Things Ferny Likes
September 17, 2013
Floating appearance
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September 15, 2013
outside look
annlshepp added this to NC house
September 15, 2013
Amanda Yardley added this to My Ideabook
September 11, 2013
Love the shape of the house. The all glass walls are neat. The pool is of course beautiful.
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September 11, 2013
walshhome2013 added this to Exterior Ideas
September 10, 2013
windows and deck
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September 10, 2013
Vertical Siding
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September 7, 2013
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September 7, 2013
Shiminey for pergola
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September 5, 2013
Concrete & Wood Siding
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September 5, 2013
Fireplace on two levels
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September 5, 2013
windows and balcony
Casey Alvarez Blanco added this to CB Exterior Design & Finishes
September 4, 2013
Cool concrete fireplace
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September 2, 2013
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September 1, 2013
interior fireplace
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August 29, 2013
Symmetry and shade function, board formed concrete existing as itself
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August 26, 2013
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August 25, 2013
2 story with large balcony
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August 25, 2013
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August 24, 2013
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August 20, 2013
ze mauro
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August 18, 2013
Big open windows.
jimmesser added this to exterior
August 16, 2013
fireplace for master - inside and out
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August 15, 2013
youngkr added this to Exterior
August 14, 2013
Beautiful modern house
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August 14, 2013
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August 11, 2013
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