Site size: 1.5 acres
Project size: 6,000 square feet
Program: The clients asked for a summer house to be built on a site within a FEMA floodplain—50% of which is unbuildable wetlands.
Location: The ocean-side town of Southampton, New York
Solution: The site’s tricky location provided an opportunity to capture a variety of spaces that could exist under, over, and between the building and the landscape. Three volumes—the “public” wing, the “guest” wing, and the “family wing”—elevate heated areas and critical infrastructure above the floodplain. These volumes organize the primary indoor rooms, while the spaces between the house and ground create a series of outdoor areas such as a carport, courtyard, pool pavilion, terrarium, and roof terraces.
Construction and materials: The zinc-clad structure is composite wood and steel with concrete foundations. Other primary materials include clear western red cedar, Jerusalem grey-gold limestone, and mahogany doors and windows.
Completion date: October 2016
Gross square footage: 6,000 square feet
Office of Architecture
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Aniket Shahane, Principal; Ivan Kostic, Valentin Bansac, Tristan Walker, Stephen Maher, Edward Simpson, Joshua Eager
Structural: Blue Sky Design
Mechanical: Altieri, Sebor, Wieber
Landscape: Summerhill Landscapes
Other: Pool - Pristine Pools
Composite wood frame and steel.
Metal panels: VM Zinc
Rainscreen: Clear Western Red Cedar
Wood: Clear Western Red Cedar
Curtain wall: Duratherm
Other cladding unique to this project: Duratherm wood doors and windows
Wood frame: Duratherm Mahogany
Entrances: Duratherm mahogany wood entrance door
Wood doors: Duratherm mahogany
Sliding doors: Duratherm mahogany
Locksets: Valli and Valli (Swing Doors)
Pulls: Valli and Valli (Swing Doors)
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Shearman Cabinets in Walnut and Mahogany
Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore
Floor and wall tile: Floor: Jerusalem Grey-Gold Limestone
Exterior: Louis Polson
Dimming system or other lighting controls: Lutron