Bluff House / Robert Young

  • 02 Feb 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Michael Moran

Architects: Robert Young
Location: , New York, USA
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Casey Feeney, Tom Ambler, Shea Murdock
Photographs: Michael Moran

© Michael Moran

Perched on a bluff overlooking Block Island Sound, the property is a flag lot at the edge of a new subdivision, bordered on three sides by water, wetlands, and woods. The client asked us to design a house with a minimal impact on the pristine landscape, maximum exposure to the views and all the amenities of a year round vacation home.

© Michael Moran

The basic requirements of each space were considered integrally with the effects of sunlight, breezes and views. The house was conceived as a lens, continually framing and magnifying the subtle changes in the surrounding environment.

Upper Floor Plan
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