Residential Design

VOL.5 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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It's the rare 1960s-era Hamptons beachfront house that isn't torn down and replaced with something bigger and better when it changes hands. That's especially true if the building is in disrepair and has never been updated. Potential buyers were looking to do just that to this unusual house in Quogue, says Stuart Disston, AIA, who accom- panied several prospective clients to the house to discuss teardown possibilities when it was on the market. So he was thrilled when the new owner commis- sioned his firm to restore it. "Growing up, I'd always loved the house, sitting there in the dunes with its beautiful abstract geometry," says Stuart, whose family has summered in Quogue for several generations. "The black lines and pure geometry reminded me of Mondrian's work, and the black pines gave it a wonderful look." Sited near the crest of Quogue's tall- est, 30-foot dune, the house has views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Quan- tuck Bay, and its double diamond roof and zigzag ramp stand out among the area's Shingle-style dwellings. In spite of its sorry state, the house had an inter- esting pedigree. Completed in the early 1960s, it was designed by New York- based modernist architect Abraham Geller. In addition to synagogues, 63 VOL. 5, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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