Ferry Road House by Blaze Makoid Architecture
North Haven, New York
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Program: On a two-acre waterfront lot in North Haven, New York, the clients wanted a home that would provide expansive views across Sag Harbor Bay, multiple outdoor spaces for entertaining, and extensive natural light even deep within the structure.
Location: North Haven, New York
Solution: The main entry corridor of the house, which runs perpendicular to the second-floor bedroom wing above it, leads to a 1 ½ story open-air courtyard glazed with 13-foot glass panels. The glass cube opens to a patio, creating an extended outdoor entertaining space. On the second floor, a roof deck and outdoor fireplace form a second living room, which connects to the backyard via hidden stairs. Inside, a sculptural plaster and glass spiral stair rises in front of a double-height window.Additional Information:
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Construction and materials: The exterior of this steel-frame house is clad in laminated limestone veneer, aluminum, and teak. Interior walls are finished in white Venetian plaster, while floors are rift white oak with a white stain. Teak louvers on front windows allow daylight in while maintaining privacy.
Completion date: Fall 2015
Gross square footage: 6,900 sq. ft.
Blaze Makoid Architecture
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Partner in Charge: Blaze Makoid, AIA
Project Team: Lori Beppu, Jonathan Kayton, AIA, Ray Renault, Steven Martilla
David Scott Interiors
J.R. Holzmacher P.E., LLC
3555 Veterans Memorial Highway Suite A,
Landscape: Ed Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Lighting: Orsman Design Inc.
Other: Sensoryphile Audio Video By Design
Steel moment frame system with engineered wood infill. Use of large expanses of glass required that the steel frame be hidden within the narrow wall cavity while providing adequate vertical and lateral resistance to the required load combinations set forth by local building code. Slender tie rods were utilized in select locations to minimize deflections on cantilevers while remaining hidden inside the wall cavity.
Manufacturer of any structural components unique to this project: N/A
Masonry: Stone Panels limestone stone veneer mounted on aluminum honeycomb panels, honed finish
Metal panels: Alpolic metal panels
Metal/glass curtain wall:
EIFS, ACM, or other:
Moisture barrier: Huber ZIP System
Other cladding unique to this project:
Elastomeric: EPDM rubber roofing system
Metal: Alpolic panels at entry canopy and frame of Living Room “cube.”
Metal frame: aluminum windows by Fleetwood Windows and Doors
Glass: exterior glass railings by Westhampton Architectural Glass
Skylights: Lynbrook Glass & Architectural Metals Corp.
Insulated-panel or plastic glazing:
Other: wine room glazing by Westhampton Architectural Glass; office partition by Hampton Glass & Mirror
Entrances: aluminum pivot door by Fleetwood Windows and Doors
Metal doors: aluminum swing door by Fleetwood Windows and Doors
Wood doors: Heritage Millwork
Sliding doors: aluminum sliding doors by Fleetwood Windows and Doors; oversized invisible sill sliding doors in the Living Room by Vitrocsa.
Fire-control doors, security grilles:
Upswinging doors, other:
Locksets: FSB 1035
Pulls: FSB 4299; Accurate 24S
Other special hardware: S.A. Baxter Kalahari Series pull by David Scott at entry pivot door
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: - Bulthaup (Kitchen)
Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore
Wall coverings: - Phillip Jeffries
Paneling: - Custom bleached & weathered teak walls (Family Room, Cabana, Laundry Room)
Solid surfacing: - Studium
Floor and wall tile: - Studium (Guest Bathrooms, Powder Room)
Carpet: - Doris Leslie Blau (Living Room, Guest Bedrooms)
Raised flooring: Plaster Walls by Pietra Viva (Entry Foyer, Kitchen, Family Room, Dining Room)
Special interior finishes unique to this project: Plaster Walls by Pietra Viva (Entry Foyer, Kitchen, Family Room, Dining Room)
Interior ambient lighting: Orsman Design worked in conjunction with the interior designer in the selection of lamps and other decorative elements to ensure that they worked in cohesion with all of the architectural lighting. Consistency of the color temperature was paramount.
Downlights: MR-16 down lights were utilized. These are fully trimless with conical trims and a deep recess of the aperture, providing the least amount of glare. All fixtures are 45-degree adjustable with softening lenses.
Tasklighting: For more task-oriented spaces, Orsman Design specified flush LED linear fixtures in order to ensure the ability to adequately brighten the space. High output, dimmability, and again the correct color temperature were crucial.
Exterior: The design had a focus on the architecture, plantings and other specific details. Orman Design avoided over lighting, but instead created warmth, intrigue and depth while respecting the scale of the residence in its surroundings.
Dimming system or other lighting controls: The Lutron system allows for absolute flexibility. Orsman Design allowed for more circuits per room to give the ability to add more drama through individual light settings.
Accessibility provisions: N/A
Energy management or building automation system: Taking advantage of its location and availability water suitable for installation of a geothermal system, the Ferry Road home’s HVAC system was designed with aesthetics, comfort and sustainability in mind. The system was designed and installed by Weber and Grahn Conditioning Corp, Craig Rietmann - Mechanical Engineer and head HVAC project manager.
Photovoltaic system: provided by GreenLogic Energy; (51) SunPower 327W panels, (1) SunPower SPR-6000p inverter, and (1) SunPower SPR-11401f inverter.
Other unique products that contribute to sustainability: N/A
Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project: N/A