This fabulous modern beach house was designed by Aamodt / Plumb Architects as a vacation retreat for a New York family, located on a barrier island in the Hamptons, New York. The home is exposed to not only the Atlantic Ocean but also a Bay on the other side of it, exposing it to extreme coastal conditions. The project challenge was to design a home for the clients that allowed them to feel like they are alone on the beach, while at the same time creating a connection with the landscape. There was also a need to protect the home from the harsh elements of its site. The design solution was to build a durable exterior shell with an interior that is open and inviting for guests, but intimate when the homeowners are alone. Concrete was used for the structure to create a series of boxes, each with its own living environment that draws its attention towards the ocean. A central courtyard allows the homeowners to have a personal garden area that creates visual interest through the glass hallways. Water-jet cut screens creates a unique shadow play on the walls that changes as the sun makes its way across the sky. The screens are more than just an exterior ornamentation, they allow protection of the double height glazing from the force of hurricane winds.
The interiors of the beach house showcases clean lines, a sophisticated material palette and open and spacious rooms that flow from one to the next. The material palette comprised of mahogany, limestone, stainless steel and concrete were selected based on their durability and visual appeal. With the concrete, the design team had it mixed with sand, leaving it exposed to take advantage of its natural splendor.
If you love beach houses and enjoy the inspiration they give, you are in luck! We have featured plenty here in the Hamptons area, have a look:
What We Love: A place of relaxation and tranquility, this is an amazing light-filled home that would be the perfect vacation retreat for anyone who loves to spend time at the beach. Its relaxed, easy living feel is a dream home that we can all be inspired by!
Photos: Eduard Hueber / archphoto & Jane Messinger Photography
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