Our client desired a retreat away from the noise of the city where family and friends could visit. This would eventually become their retirement home. Surrounded by scrub oak, the site is located on Long Island’s South Fork. From it the bay is visible, as are several small ponds.
The house is comprised of three primary buildings, connected by a deck that lifts the entire residence about twelve feet above grade. The largest and most important of the buildings is defined as the “great room,” which contains the living room and kitchen. A smaller, more vertical building holds bedrooms and ancillary spaces. Additional outbuildings are the pool are used for storage.
This early work represents a continuing interest in breaking apart the program to create exterior areas: the “space in between.”