Residential Design

VOL.6 2018

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

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site-specific, but it was difficult to see at first. Those angles, and the way it sits on the contours of the existing property— we didn't have to regrade." However, some of the resources saved by not having to move mountains of dirt went into digging down 80 feet to find sand on which to place the septic system. The municipality requires exca- vating all the clay, and "we had to bring a clamshell in so we could go straight down," Keith says. "Normally on Long Island we can get sand six or eight feet down. When you're digging an 80-foot hole, you don't want to stand near the edge because you can't see the bottom!" The upside-down plan locates central living spaces and the master suite on the top level, where views of the ocean are available. 66 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 6, 2018 DESIGN LAB ARCHITECTURAL PROMENADES

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