Architects: Blaze Makoid Architecture
Location: East Hampton, NY, USA
Project team: Blaze Makoid, Jason Poremba, Scott Hoffman, John Larmor, Luke Ferran
General Contractor: Hamptons L & A Builders, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Condon Engineering, P.C.
M/E/P Engineer: Blaze Makoid Architecture
Landscape Architect/Consultant: Mac Landscape & Associates
Audio-Visual Consultant: John Fairchild
Cabinetmaker: Amy Werfel
Surveyor: John Barylski, Land Surveyor
Furnishings: Form Architecture
Project year: 2007
Photographs: Marc Bryan-Brown
Located on a flat, one acre flag lot with neighbors close to the front and side yards, this 4,000 square foot house is configured of three primary volumes arranged in an ‘C’ that frame the expansive, southern view of an adjacent, agricultural reserve. This view serves as a backdrop to an interwoven composition of interior and exterior spaces.
Entry, through a glass void in the northern side of the house, is approached by a raised, stone walk, under an exaggerated uplighted canopy. The entry foyer, at the terminus of the outdoor pool, separates public space to the left and the private, two story bedroom wing to the right. An open floor plan contains living room, dining room and kitchen stretches along the length of the central outdoor patio. Large expanses of south facing glass help to dissolve interior/exterior relationships while a more selective glazing strategy locates individual windows in the predominately solid north, east and west walls that create privacy while modulating temperature.
The arrangement, assisted by a series of pushed and pulled planes maximizes the ability to modulate the various sunlight requirements while creating more intimate indoor and outdoor functions that serve various functions as activities migrate throughout the day – swim, breakfast, sun, lounge, sleep.