Robert Young Architects
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Bluff House modern-kitchen

Bluff House

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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chandler16 wrote:
What paint product/manufacturer did you use on the metal beams? Thanks!
   Comment   March 6, 2013
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Beautiful house! Did you coat the steel beam with anything? I just installed a steel beam and need to understand if it should be painted or protected, or if its OK to let it have a bit of rust.
April 3, 2014 at 9:00AM   
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This lake house has a warm industrial feel, and much of the exterior is made up of large windows that emphasize the view. These pendants fit right into this material palette and keep views clear.

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