The house on Noyac road was inspired by Peter’s own house “fresh Pond.” Our client came to see the house and while she loved it, she loved even more how she could change it and make it hers. She purchased a waterfront parcel in Sag Harbor and we began the process of extracting exactly what she loved about my own house and combining it with all of the dreams she had stored away for her own retreat. Terrazzo floors mixed with burnt cedar Shou Sugi Ban siding, green roofs and second floor terraces, smooth concrete stucco and blond white oak details throughout.
We moved the master bedroom down to the first floor, and created a separate guesthouse that became known as the raccoon lodge. Floor to ceiling Steel windows and doors throughout, minimal trim, and a bright palette created the ambiance we were looking for. In the end, the 3000 square foot home house only resembled my own in plan, and was inseparable from the individual who was our client. The whole office enjoyed the design process, as the details that made the house seemed to materialize from the energy of our collaboration.