Martin Architects PC AIA
Patrick Bernard Photography
The Harbor View residence is pearched on a steep sloping pitch in East Hampton with a view of Three Mile Harbor that creates a restrictive envelope. To be submitted as a LEED Silver candidate, this renovation and addition is being constructed using green technology, saltwater pool, passive and active solar design and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
The design strategy was to gut renovate and provide an addition doubling the modest square footage, but not increase the carbon or physical footprint more than 5%. The solution started with a transformation of the unusable basement into a bright and spacious one with light-wells and doors, opening up the first floor plan into a public space by removing bedrooms, and connecting to a new second floor bedroom level providing previously unseen views of the Harbor. The palette of materials consist of subtle natural tones, stucco and concrete forms, aged recycled cedar, and rough hewn hand split cedar. The existing landscaping will be increased with indigenous re-vegetation and exterior framed trellis have been built to provide exterior rooms.
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