Residential Design

VOL3 2019

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ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY CUSTOM RESIDENCES Georgica Cove ARCHITECT: BATES MASI + ARCHITECTS LOCATION: EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK PROJECT SIZE: 6,500 SQUARE FEET A couple with property on a cove overlooking the ocean asked for a house that would be comfortable for just the two of them the majority of the time. However, with their love of entertain- ing, the house had to grow on busy weekends to accommodate their children, grandchildren, and guests. To instill the desired sense of comfort and peace, it was also important that the design blend with the pastoral setting and vernacular build- ing traditions: predominantly shingle-style homes that are often built and added to over time. Historic precedent studies revealed that referencing New England connected farms in an innovative way could achieve both goals. The program is divided into personal, guest, and public areas. The spaces are arranged around a courtyard to create visual and physical connections between them, but those con- nections can be broken by large sliding doors. Independent mechanical systems in each building allow them to be shut down when unoccupied. As with connected farms, a limited palette of materials and details unifies the various spaces and responds to the local cli- mate. The cedar shingles common to local buildings are scaled up to the size of boards to cover the roof and sidewalls. A limestone plinth filled with sand elevates the house above the floodplain while also creating drywells to accept stormwater runoff. Oak floors and millwork throughout unify the spaces. The design repurposes the historic typology of the con- nected farm to suit the very timely needs of the site and the family. By acknowledging the area's history and tradition of building, this home is an evolution of its cultural expression. —Bates Masi + Architects ADDITIONAL CREDITS GENERAL CONTRACTOR: John Hummel and Associates Custom Builders; STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Steven Maresca; LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: J. Mendoza Gardens; INTERIOR DESIGNER: Erica Millar Designs; PHOTOGRAPHER: Bates Masi + Architects 18 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2019 AWARDS

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