Chiat Beach House
Size: 4,500 sq. ft.
This four-bedroom ocean-front house is built around an eighteenth-century Vermont barn frame that was salvaged, restored and re-erected to create the great room with living, dining, and kitchen. A glass and aluminum curtain wall floods the entire east end of the barn with morning light.
The barn and the “addition,” which contains ground-floor bedrooms and a second-floor master bedroom suite, are sited on the property to maximize privacy from the neighbors. Simple materials throughout include clear finished maple cabinetry, American cherry floors, natural aluminum window mullions, and a steel fireplace.
Our client Jay Chiat said to The New York Times Magazine, “I’ve had a lot of nice houses, but this is the first one I feel is really home.”
Gilsanz Murray Steficek