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House on Fire Island exterior modern-exterior
 

House on Fire Island exterior

HOUSE ON FIRE ISLAND
Location: Fire Island, NY
Completion Date: 2008
Size: 3379 sf
Typology: Courtyard Series
Site Built Construction

Program:
o Bedrooms: 5
o Baths: 4
o Features: Roof Deck, Pool, Outdoor Shower, Media Room, Guest Suite, Balcony,

Materials:
o Exterior: Cedar Lap Siding, Azek Infill Panels, Ipe Wood Decking
o Interior: White Oak Flooring, Stone & Teak Countertops, Slate Bathroom Floors, White Lacquer & Maple Cabinets, Aluminum Clad Wood Windows with Low E, Insulated Glass, Hot Rolled Black Steel Cladding


Project Description:

Located on Fire Island, a barrier island off of Long Island, NY, this bayfront house is the summer retreat for a family who lives and works in Manhattan.

The house is designed as two distinct volumes, to provide the parents and their adult children with separate quarters for living and entertaining. The volumes are clad in cedar and connected by a glass bridge, sheltering a courtyard and pool, which receive western exposure for maximum daylight.

The design of the house prioritizes views and access to the outdoors. The typical configuration of private spaces stacked on top of a lower public zone is flipped; in this residence, the communal upper level enjoys the best views and access to outdoor decks for entertaining. Kitchen, dining, and living space flows out to the bay beyond, ideal for watching summer sunsets. Large expanses of glass, in the form of continuous sliding doors break down the boundary between interior and exterior, and add to the airy, openess of the house.

The house embraces local island traditions, through both its construction process and its design. Cars are prohibited on the small island, so the house and its material were brought on barges to the site. The primary mode of transportation on the island is wagons and bikes. The design of the large curving entry ramp accommodates for this mode of transportation, allowing wagons to be wheeled right up to the front door. Plenty of parking for bikes is also provided. Natural ground cover of beach grasses and brush keep the site low maintenance and sensitive to local vegetation. The cedar siding ages to a silvery grey, and adapts this modern volume to the beachfront vernacular.




Architects: Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Project Architect: Paul Coughlin
Project Team: Jerome Engelking , Craig Kim, Michael MacDonald
Contractor: Island Painting & Contracting
Photographer: © RES4
URL
http://www.re4a.com/

This photo has one question

lisa1975 wrote:
What stain is used on the siding? - Curious if this stain is called Lifetime Wood Treatment? Thanks.
   Comment   July 7, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

While the Hamptons is littered with second homes of Manhattan's rich, Fire Island is a popular weekend spot that explodes in the summer months. Fire Island is technically a barrier island on the Atlantic side of Long Island. Needless to say, views of the ocean and access to the sand is of the utmost importance. This house greets visitors with two options: a ramp into the house or a walk directly to the shore.
John Hill added this to Terraces Beckon the High Life
Looking at the approach to the house from the north, it's clear that the terracing is part of a complex form of raised and inset open spaces. The ramp up the two-story cutout entry is particularly nice.

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July 24, 2014
I like the exterior materials.
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Siding
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July 5, 2014
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June 19, 2014
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April 24, 2014
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February 23, 2014
like the principles behind this house...
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February 16, 2014
Contemporary, wood with white. Central inserted area
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i like the handrails, but I think snow removal would be an issue
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Cedar lap siding
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November 28, 2013
Pretty exterior.
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ramp idea
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Staircase in front
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August 27, 2013
sloped entry
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Wood panels
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Love the diverted ramp
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May 11, 2013
clading!!!
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April 23, 2013
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April 16, 2013
LOVE the wood and overall style, minimal window placement
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curving ramp?
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curved stairway
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vertical & color of wood
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glass entrance
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roof deck
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October 22, 2012
roof deck
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Cedar lap siding
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September 11, 2012
Outside covering on the house.
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August 27, 2012
Love the exterior look of this, but not the wood maintenance. What can be used to get this look???
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exterior for beach house
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August 1, 2012
this could go on the side of the property
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July 27, 2012
ramp
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July 20, 2012
Curved entry ramp looks great
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July 11, 2012
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July 5, 2012
The stair case could be a nice look for the dock entrance
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June 24, 2012
Loving the timber cladding.
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HOUSE ON FIRE ISLAND Location: Fire Island, NY Completion Date: 2008 Size: 3379 sf Typology: Courtyard Series Site Built Construction Program: oBedrooms: 5 oBaths: 4 oFeatures: Roof Deck, Pool, Outdoor Shower, Media Room, Guest Suite, Balcony, Materials: oExterior: Cedar Lap Siding, Azek Infill Panels, Ipe Wood Decking oInterior: White Oak Flooring, Stone & Teak Countertops, Slate Bathroom Floors, White Lacquer & Maple Cabinets, Aluminum Clad Wood Windows with Low E, Insulated Glass, Ho...
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House and sand
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May 25, 2012
Like the cedar
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Siding
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April 26, 2012
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Good use of wood texture.
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April 25, 2012
Lighting
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April 20, 2012
Ramp
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April 20, 2012
lovely beach house and grounds
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April 19, 2012
Multi tone siding
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Terrace house
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April 18, 2012
cool ramp to house
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Central ramplike Entry
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April 18, 2012
the horizontal wood and nice entry, with beautiful lines
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Beach houses
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March 1, 2012
liek how wood weathers and grays over time. expensive? low maintence?
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February 26, 2012
Liked the enterance
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February 23, 2012
cedar siding
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February 22, 2012
ramp
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January 29, 2012
Exterior
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December 31, 2011
the outside horizontal wood siding, the lines and angles of the house, the way it fits into the beach vibe, the use of exterior plants.
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November 19, 2011
its simple details...
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November 10, 2011
While the Hamptons is littered with second homes of Manhattan's rich, Fire Island is a popular weekend spot that explodes in the summer months. Fire Island is technically a barrier island on the Atlantic side of Long Island. Needless to say, views of the ocean and access to the sand is of the utmost importance. This house greets visitors with two options: a ramp into the house or a walk directly to the shore.
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October 19, 2011
Siding is nice. Would have a bit more trim thought
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October 18, 2011
awesome freaking house:)
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October 17, 2011
love this
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October 16, 2011
Reminds me of Brasil
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October 16, 2011
nice modern coastal house
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October 16, 2011
beach house
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October 16, 2011
While the Hamptons is littered with second homes of Manhattan's rich, Fire Island is a popular weekend spot that explodes in the summer months. Fire Island is technically a barrier island on the Atlantic side of Long Island. Needless to say, views of the ocean and access to the sand is of the utmost importance. This house greets visitors with two options: a ramp into the house or a walk directly to the shore.
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October 16, 2011
Wood exterior
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Exterior
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October 16, 2011
Contemporary beach house
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October 13, 2011
the title of the ideabook says it all
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September 16, 2011
wow
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