It is difficult to think that this serene New York beachfront property, made by Aamodt Plumb Architects, is just an hour and half from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Tucked peacefully on a narrow barrier island at the southern shore of Extended Island, this oceanfront house was made for rest and relaxation, but posed some complicated obstacles – namely the hard coastal climate. The narrow web site puts neighbors close by on either side, posing one more difficulty when it came to privacy. The architects created a design that responds to the weather situations, the neighbors and the gorgeous setting with a program that is private and protected, yet open at the same time. Resolving all these issues, with an sophisticated twist, is a modern metal screen. Aptly named Hamptons Beach Property, there is much more to this spot than meets the eye. Here’;s the tour.
The architects clarify, “The outcome was to produce a hard exterior shell with an open, light-filled interior. Cast-in-place concrete was employed to create a series of robust structural boxes, every defining a distinct living space and focusing attention on the landscape.” through Freshome
The strong spectrum of materials – mahogany, limestone, stainless steel and concrete – gives durability without having compromising aesthetics.
As far as modern beach houses go, this one’;s got a leg up. C’;mon on in!
The water-jet cut metal screens have been added to give protection from the hurricane-force winds blowing in off the water, minimizes solar heat acquire, and reduces the likelihood of inquiring minds and prying eyes from peeking in uninvited! (But really, can you blame them? A property like this practically begs to be explored!)
The sun streams in by means of the decorative cutouts, leaving a warm afternoon glow as it travels across the sky.
Lending fashion to function, the swirled screens also lead the eye down a wooden boardwalk out to the ocean – that ever present focal point that inspired this basic but beautiful residence style.
These beach house interiors are not very what you’;d expect on the sandy shore – modern and richly appointed in a palette of naturally beautiful components. The main living room spans the length of the residence, lined with floor to ceiling glass doors providing unobstructed views and direct access to the patio, the pool and the beach beyond.
The continuous wood floors and ceilings spill from the living area to the dining area and kitchen. The open idea interiors are best for entertaining household and buddies, and of course, enjoying the vistas.
This delicious kitchen is made to function, and to inspire. An organic mix of marble countertops, wood overhead and underfoot, and cognac-colored decrease cabinets are offset by contemporary stainless steel appliances and cool, frosted glass uppers that store but do not conceal.
The stair hall is wrapped in warm wood and exposed concrete, rising two storeys and lined with a floor to ceiling glass wall seeking out over the floral-patterned metal screen just outside. Contemporary style glass globe lights dangle like dewdrops overhead.
The exterior screens give privacy from the outdoors, and an incredible sunlit style on the inside.
The screens are a fantastic feature for privacy, with no compromising natural light and small but sweet glimpses of the outdoors.
Upstairs, especially facing the ocean, privacy is a organic function. No screens needed! We especially love the open look and feel of this spa style bathroom, naturally illuminated by means of glazed walls with a private terrace just outside.
Aamodt Plumb Architects
by means of Freshome