East Hampton, NY
Project size: 1,895 square feet
Location: The site, six feet above sea level, is at high risk for flooding with both freshwater wetlands and a tidal estuary nearby.
Program: The clients for a single-family house wanted to minimize its environmental impact on the neighboring wetlands.
Solution:The one-story house, raised eight feet above the ground, is supported by 16 wood columns. The living space is arranged in a pin-wheel plan, with an open living and dining area at the center and three bedrooms, each with a balcony, bathroom, and closet, in the corners. This layout is repeated on the roof, where a cedar deck offers space for seating and gardens in each of three corners are directly above the bedrooms.
Sustainability: Photovoltaic panels on the roof generate power for geothermal pumps. Downspouts, installed in the columns, transport rainwater from the roof to the ground.
Construction materials: Wood-frame structure; cedar cladding; glue-laminated columns; cedar roof deck.
Completion Date: September 2013
Gross square footage: 1,895 square feet
Total project cost: withheld
Total construction cost: withheld
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Associate architect(s): Aaron Zalneraitis, Adam Jordan (both licensed architects)
Engineers: Steven L. Maresca
General contractor: Brian Mannix
Manufacturer of any structural components unique to this project: Custom – 5” x 36” Glue-laminated columns stake out the enclosing walls for each of the three bedrooms and extend continuously from the ground through the roof.
Sliding doors: Sunview Doors and Windows
Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore
Paneling: Alaskan Yellow Cedar siding w/ Cabot Wood Stain
Task lighting: Halo Lighting
Exterior: Arlington Industries