Beach Walk House / SPG Architects

  • 27 Sep 2013
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© Jimi Billingsley

Architects: SPG Architects
Location: , NY, USA
General Construction: Kenneth E. Larson Construction
Landscape Contractor: RK Landscapes, Fire Island
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jimi Billingsley, Daniel Levin

© Daniel Levin

From the architect. This Fire Island house is located directly behind beach-front dunes. The strict requirements of both FEMA and local codes regarding height, lot line, setbacks, and site coverage; the proximity of neighbors; and very specific view corridors all presented a host of challenges.

© Daniel Levin

Our response was to create a dynamic composition of three intersecting rectilinear forms, which is rotated on the site off the prevailing grid. This decision maximized both views and privacy.

© Daniel Levin

The volume at grade is delineated by dark, vertically slatted, wood breakaway walls, which obscure the support pilings and provide storage for water sports equipment. The center volume, clad in horizontal wood siding, houses bedrooms & baths and provides roof decks for the living level.

© Jimi Billingsley

The metallic clad upper volume contains a large, open-plan living space with spectacular water views.

First Floor Plan
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  • Manh Hung Vu

    I like this design, just basic mass at well composed for show off their intersection.