NORTHFORK RESIDENCE

exp. 2014

WHAT: Single family home on lakefront property on Long Island

CHALLENGE: Tight restrictions on footprint and setbacks; neighbors are very close
on three sides; built for client who might want to live there or sell it on spec.

STRATEGY:  With two solid volumes on either side, the completely open center directs
the views and gives privacy to the otherwise open living space. The “folded” ceiling first
compresses and then opens up the view to the lake. The wooden ceiling slats continue
the siding, reinforcing the concept of a wood cube with one side “folded in and up”.

 

NORTHFORK RESIDENCE

exp. 2014

NORTHFORK RESIDENCE

exp. 2014

Upon arrival, the house blocks the view of the lake, slowly revealing it…

NORTHFORK RESIDENCE

exp. 2014

…as the visitor draws closer

NORTHFORK RESIDENCE

exp. 2014

The living area is one open space combining kitchen/dining, and living areas

NORTHFORK RESIDENCE

exp. 2014

Floor plan with furniture layout