New Beach House

Remsenburg, Southampton, NY
New Residence

This 2,000 square feet beach house facing Moriches Bay in Remsenburg, NY, sits on a "grandfathered" undersized lot; the plan footprint (26' x 38' - enclosed dimensions) was exactly determined by the size and location of the previous house - now demolished.

The presence of the sea, the always changing cloud patterns and sometimes threatening winds encouraged us to design a house that would have the self-contained quality of a boat. The cantilevered deck, the crow's nest balcony and the bowed window wall of the second floor bedrooms further reinforce the feeling of looking out from a protected place.

The Owners are an older couple: children and grandchildren will visit on weekends and during the summer for extended periods of time; thus, in order to accommodate their "family style" of living, the first floor plan is very open, with free standing elements (the stair, the fireplace, the curvilinear screen) organizing the space.

PROJECT DATA

Owner: Mr. & Mrs. Scalera
Area: 2,000 square feet
Scope of Services:
Complete Architectural & Engineering Services for the Design, Construction Documents and Construction phases

PUBLICATIONS

New York Architecture - Volume 3
Oculus - February 1998