Bates Masi designs Kiht’han house on Long Island to endure periodic flooding

US firm Bates Masi Architects has lifted this New York home above the ground and added lower-level screens to let water pass underneath, helping ensure that “flooding becomes a non-threatening event”. Named after the Mohegan tribe’s word for ocean, the Kiht’han house is located in Sagaponack, a seaside village on Long Island. The home sits […]

KOS+A builds cedar-clad Amagansett house with wood interiors

Long Island architecture studio Kevin O’Sullivan + Associates has created a house in Amagansett, New York with wood prevalent inside and out to highlight the vernacular architecture in the region. Called Amagansett Beach 3, the family home comprises two gabled wings that are linked by a lower portion whose roofline nestles into their sides. Kevin […]

1100 Architect refurbishes 1970s cottage tucked into Long Island’s sand dunes

Bi-national studio 1100 Architect has renovated a cottage in New York beach town the Hamptons to create spaces where “old and new are impossible to distinguish from each other”. The House in Amagansett takes its name from the Long Island hamlet where it is situated. Nestled into grassy dunes, the 1,609-square-foot (150-square-metre) dwelling serve as […]

Skylights create rainbow patterns inside cedar-covered Cocoon House by Nina Edwards Anker

Coloured skylights offer rainbow-hued illuminations on one side of this holiday cottage that Nina Edwards Anker has designed in Long Island, while the other is covered in cedar shingles. Architect and designer Edwards Anker, who runs New York’s Nea Studio, completed the Cocoon House in Southampton, a seaside town on the South Fork of Long […]

Studio Tack updates 1950s Sound View hotel on Long Island’s waterfront

Brooklyn firm Studio Tack has revamped a mid-century motel on the North Fork of Long Island to include cabin-like bedrooms and a restaurant that feels “like a ferry crossing the sound”. Completed in 1953, the waterfront Sound View property is located on a private beach in the town of Greenport, less than 200 kilometres from […]

Michael Yarinsky enlivens Long Island house with the help of Brooklyn design studios

Brooklyn designer Michael Yarinsky has renovated a home on Long Island‘s eastern-most tip with crisp white interiors, several lights by Ladies & Gentleman and ethereal Calico wallpaper. The Cedars is a three-storey, wooden home built in 1883 in Orient, a coastal town on the tip of Long Island in New York state. The historic residence […]

Robert McKinley creates “shoppable” holiday rental in New York beach town

New York’s Studio Robert McKinley has created a rentable vacation home on Long Island that doubles as a showroom, where guests can test out a range of carefully selected decor, from z-shaped dining chairs to Noguchi lighting. The McKinley Bungalow is a four-bedroom home in Montauk, a coastal hamlet at the eastern tip of the island. […]

The Menhaden hotel offers salute to maritime heritage of Long Island

Attorney Kristen Pennessi has designed this boutique hotel in Greenport Village, Long Island, as a modern reference to the area’s fishing and whaling heritage. Pennessi and her husband Dan partnered up with Manhattan architect Tom Pedrazzi to design the 16-room property at the town entrance – formerly the site of a famous antique carousel that […]

Japanese-influenced Shou Sugi Ban House provides a wellness retreat in the Hamptons

New York architect Debbie Kropf has designed a boutique hotel in the Hamptons, Long Island, which teams Japanese details and elements of the local architecture. Shou Sugi Ban House is the brainchild of Amy Cherry-Abitbol and her business partner, Kathleen Kapnick. They purchased land in Water Mill hamlet in the Long Island town of Southhampton […]

Jerome Engelking designs Wuehrer House for forest clearing in the Hamptons

Architect Jerome Engelking sought to avoid metaphors and “overt symbolism” while conceiving this glass-and-wood holiday home for a secluded site on New York’s Long Island. Wuehrer House is located on gently sloping, tucked-away property in the East Hampton town of Amagansett. Surrounded by nature preserves, the dwelling is nestled within a forest clearing and is […]

Eight New York residences ideal for celebrating the start of summer

As the weather warms up in the US, we’ve picked out eight houses in New York’s Long Island that are perfect for relaxing, including a bayside residence with an infinity pool by Marvel Architects and a beachfront home topped with grass by Mapos Studio. Peconic House by Mapos Studio This linear home by New York […]

Vibeke Lichten designs her own concrete Eco House for secluded New York island

A micro vineyard, a rooftop garden and an abundance of artwork are among the features in an island retreat that New York architect Vibeke Lichten has created for her family. The Eco House is located on Shelter Island, which sits between the North and South Forks of the Long Island peninsula. The small island, which has a […]

Ryall Sheridan raises Wetlands House above coastal site on New York’s Long Island

American studio Ryall Sheridan Architects has elevated this cedar-clad holiday home on New York’s Long Island to allow floodwaters to pass underneath. Wetlands House is located in the hamlet of Orient, which occupies the very tip of Long Island‘s North Fork. Designed as a weekend getaway for a Brooklyn couple, the three-bedroom dwelling sits on a […]

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