The owner of this home near the ocean on the East End of Long island requested that we incorporate the existing house into a new, larger design. We did this by adding a series of new forms linked together by a column-free great room with 16-foot wide pocketing glass doors. A wooden V-shape ceiling visually extends the living room out to the garden and swimming pool. The guest rooms are housed in a 32-foot high tower with the roof deck that provides views of the ocean and the surrounding fields.
We used cedar throughout the house: first as exterior siding; again in striated, block relief as cladding on the chimney both inside and out; and finally as a lattice screen on the guest wing tower to subtly conceal the exterior stair to the roof deck.