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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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New railings for deck. love this!
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cool railings. See through. like better than glass....
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