An old house that does not make the most of landscape it sits in and the scenery outside – it sounds like an all too familiar story in the world of modern residential structures with some sense of historic past.
Inside the home minimalism takes over with brick walls and neutral hues holding sway. Glass and wooden partitions throughout the house help filter in sunlight and a new floor plan transform the once closed house into an inviting and cheerful vibe.
Designed originally in the 1960’s by one of the disciples of in East Hampton is a home that has plenty of nostalgic and sentimental value to its owners. Post the storm surge created by Hurricane Sandy much of the original home was extensively damaged and Bates Masi Architects were brought it to create a new residence for the family that borrowed heavily from its previous form and silhouette.
We all love a home that creates minimal ecological impact reduces carbon footprint and becomes one with its surroundings as much as possible. is one such green home which does all it can to blend in with its lush natural backdrop even while ensuring that those inside have a comfortable and relaxing lifestyle.
A large deck extends this new interior outside and gives the homeowners an opportunity to enjoy the country hillside and its many sights and sounds in an unhindered fashion. Décor inside the home is kept simple and unassuming with modern furniture finding space next to more rustic pieces.
This was done to meet the local building code even while giving the residence an identity of its own. Due to the harsh local weather conditions and cost constraints the house was completed in eight months and the interior feels both cozy and liberating with smart windows framing the scenic landscape outside.
It is the lower level that houses the living areas along with the kitchen dining space and reading nooks while the top level contains the bedrooms. With a rear façade that completely opens up to the captivating valley views outside this Swiss home takes you closer to nature.
Designed by Alp’Architecture Sàrl the exterior creates an image of contrasting elements being married in an effortless fashion as the lower level is crafted using masonry and the upper level is built using wood.