It happens a lot lately. I find a house and say
“This is IT! My perfect place.“
Not that it’s for sale, but I love architecture and interior spaces. But this house, located in East Hampton, New York, in the Northwest Harbor might just be what I REALLY want. Besides the location which is between freshwater wetlands and a tidal estuary, the interiors are minimal and just my taste –and I’m probably not alone.
It’s just six feet above sea level and because of the sensitive location, many precautions had to be taken to preserve environmental surroundings. The architects, Bates Masi, were limited by local zoning restrictions and FEMA’s requirements to build the first floor above the base flood elevation, so they could only build one story that was no larger than 1,900 square feet.
Instead of regular pilings that are used in typical waterfront construction, they incorporated 16 exposed, piles that stake out the enclosing bedroom walls which reach from the ground through to the roof. In between these piles, the house’s utility functions were built-in; closets, a desk, laundry room, pantry, and shower.
The floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors make up most of the exterior walls and every room has a “framed” view to look at. Ah. I could sit and look forever.
(via Design Milk)