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House on Fire Island exterior modern-exterior

House on Fire Island exterior

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

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

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

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July 14, 2013
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John Hill added this to Terraces Beckon the High Life
This staircase, which ascends toward the Atlantic and the top roof deck, is on the east side of the house. Note a balcony used for grilling below the stairs.

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February 15, 2015
uPVC windows - low/no maintenance
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October 2, 2014
Pic nice or nasty?
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September 23, 2014
PVC windows
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Smaller horizon cedar exterior
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September 15, 2014
windows and cladding
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u PVC windows
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September 13, 2014
Consider long-term maintenance costs uPVC windows are relatively new in Australia, however they are incredibly durable, low maintenance and can resist wind, rain, corrosion, peeling and chipping. Something to consider for ongoing costs of your renovation.
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September 13, 2014
Consider long-term maintenance costs uPVC windows are relatively new in Australia, however they are incredibly durable, low maintenance and can resist wind, rain, corrosion, peeling and chipping. Something to consider for ongoing costs of your renovation.
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Cedar lap siding
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Nice ribs design
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Elevated deck concept
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Tight Lap
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White upvc and cedar.lapped planks.
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elevated. What kind of siding is this?
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Roof terrace
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This staircase has the power of immersing you in the design all the while as you are climbing up.
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the grilling balcony
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