This project began with the merging of two, half acre, waterfront lots situated on a small cove in North Haven with sweeping views of Sag Harbor Cove, the village wharf and a small, salt water pond. At the approach, the form of the house is presented as primarily a solid - simple and tight– the only interruption being a stone clad stair tower, while the water side of the house is a more complex, glazed composition - a series of stacked and shifted glass planes.
In order to facilitate entertaining over the course of the day, the center of the house is designed to open on both sides in order to allow for entertaining events to seamlessly transition from waterside activities during the day, to a quiet outdoor dining experience in a garden court in the evening, tracking the sun through the course of the day.
Although this central space helps to define the separation between public functions such as living, dining and kitchen areas from the junior master suite on the ground floor, on the second floor the family den directly above is located to create a common, ‘joined’ space linking master suite and children’s bedrooms.
Materials are simple and timeless throughout – wood, glass and stone.