Cedar siding wraps the outside of the Shelter Island Home, which was designed by KoningEizenberg Structure to exhibit a way of “deliberate informality”.
Los Angeles studio KoningEizenberg Structure designed the seaside home for a pair that architect Julie Eizenberg has identified for years, and for whom she designed an condo in New York Metropolis in 2009.
The house is positioned on Shelter Island, which sits between the North and South Forks of the Lengthy Island peninsula. The island has a year-round inhabitants of two,300 and is barely accessible by boat.
For the secluded web site – which previously held a caretaker’s cottage – KoningEizenberg Structure conceived a “fashionable cabin” that’s meant to enhance the panorama.
The Shelter Island undertaking was envisioned as an informal retreat for the mother and father – one is an instructional, the opposite is a psychoanalyst – and their two youngsters.
“The purchasers’ must-have checklist included ample shade, in addition to an outside bathe, large fireplaces and good air flow,” the staff stated.
“The structure has a deliberate informality,” the architects stated.
The two,500-square-foot (232-square-metre) constructing consists of a single-storey quantity hooked up to a barely taller field, with the primary entrance positioned between them.
Facades are wrapped in cedar siding that can climate over time.
“The cedar rain-screen siding is rapidly turning grey, and it’ll proceed to collect extra character because it ages,” the staff stated.
The house is approached from the north, the place timber and a principally strong facade “create an edge to the property to extend privateness with out including fences”.
The house opens up on the south, the place it appears to be like towards the water and an deserted, overgrown boathouse.
Stretching throughout the house’s southern elevation is a protracted, coated porch that recollects the same characteristic within the former cottage.
The porch provides a cushty spot to interact in household actions and benefit from the surroundings. A row of columns was included for sensible and aesthetic functions.
“Columns create a daring visible impact and add a way of rhythm and texture whereas defending the home from the weather and bringing mild into the inside,” the staff stated.
Inside the dwelling, there’s a clear division between private and non-private areas. The communal house occupies the decrease portion of the home, whereas the sleeping zone is discovered within the taller quantity.
The inside options ample use of wooden, together with cedar wall slats and Douglas fir structural beams and columns.
Within the kitchen, the staff included a glazed-brick backsplash, birch plywood cabinetry and concrete counter tops. A clerestory brings in tender daylight.
Sustainability was a priority for the staff. Photovoltaic panels have been positioned on the roof to generate vitality and scale back the usage of fossil fuels. On the south wall, picket vent flaps complement airflow.
To enhance drainage and shield from flooding, the bottom was raised up and graded in a approach that directs water away from the home.
Different initiatives on Shelter Island embrace a Common Meeting-designed pool home that has blackened timber cladding and a central pergola, and a concrete dwelling with a micro winery that architect Vibeke Lichten created for her household.
The images is by Michael Moran.