- Architects: Robert Young Architects
- Location: Montauk, United States
- Lead Architects: Robert Young, John Buckley, Justin Blejer
- Area: 8473.0 ft2
- Project Year: 2016
- Photographs: Michael Moran
- Project Team: Satoi Akimoto, Viktoria Rauter, Robert Deacon
- Structural Engineering: Becker Engineering, Pc
- Civil Engineer: D.B. Bennett P.E., Pc
- Mechanical And Energy Engineer: Zeroenergy Design
- General Contractor: Men At Work Construction Corp
- Landscape Architect: Laguardia Design
- Landscape Contractor: James C. Grimes Land Design
- Audio Visual: Audio Interiors
- Lighting: Tirschwell & Co
- Main House: 4629 sqft
- Guest House: 3844 sqft
Text description equipped through the architects. An intrinsic connection to, and appreciate for, nature defines this Montauk weekend place of abode at each look. The house owners bought two adjoining a lot that had been offered as one, a rarity to seek out within the house. Yet as a substitute of creating one outsized area, RYA created two separate constructions — a prime area and a visitor area/storage — at the belongings. This leaves house within the center, growing an unobtrusive scale and an general really feel that’s the other of a garish mansion.
The two structures are laid out to place every dwelling house, whether or not indoors or out, to maximise the perspectives and seize the summer season solar and breezes. Lake Montauk is the principle tournament, however no longer the one one: Secondary, extra sheltered areas be offering comfy distinction to the wide-open water perspectives. The primary dwelling areas are positioned on the subject of the bottom, with handiest glass and outsized sliding doorways dividing indoors and out, offering a degree for casual indoor/out of doors dwelling. Re-vegetated local coastline plantings planted between the home and the water, as a substitute of a standard garden, enhance the conversation between the constructed and herbal setting.
While the principle area’s dwelling areas are nestled throughout the panorama, the three visitor bedrooms take a seat over the storage/boathouse, with panoramic northern and western vistas from up top, contrasting with the ones presented through the principle area.
Despite the ones various reviews, one issue helps to keep the whole lot cohesive: fabrics. Natural fabrics had been decided on with an eye fixed to how they’ll broaden through the years. Wide, rough-sawn cedar planks at the exteriors are left untreated to let the solar bleach them out to the silvery hue of driftwood; uncooked zinc roofs may even broaden a mottled patina in time; and cast bronze hardware will rise up to the marine setting with little care and can change into extra gorgeous with time and use.
Inside, there’s an interaction of contemporary and rustic: An uncovered structural metal body spans huge expanses of energy-efficient sun glass, including a sense of lightness whilst supporting a chain of heavy cast picket roof trusses, painted white. The impartial palette of whites and bleached woods with darkish accents makes for a classy that’s immediately serene and lively. And a subtle-yet-powerful play of textures — from the sleek and tough painted picket planks, to hand-crafted Moroccan tiles, to flooring fabricated from European white oak and completed to appear as uncooked as imaginable — underscore the interaction of structure and nature.