Asian Inspired Refuge in Amagansett for a New York Art Curator

Asian Inspired Refuge in Amagansett for a New York Art Curator

Architects: Martin Architects
Project: Gansett Lane residence
Location: Amagansett, New York, United States
Photography: Martin Architects

From the architect: The Gansett Lane residence is located on a restrictive corner lot in Amagansett set among beautiful mature plantings near Atlantic beach. This renovation and addition has been constructed using green technology and passive solar design.

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Scope for the renovation included gutting the house while keeping or reusing as many elements and structure as possible. The existing, a crumbling, dark 1970s Sears and Roebucks kit house was built poorly but had modernist bones. Final design transformed the home into an Asian inspired, light filled modest sized refuge for a New York Art curator with a passion for making art. After the town awarded an Artist’s “declaration” to the owner, an accessory loft studio was built.

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The palette of materials consists of subtle natural tones, including stained cedar lap siding, concrete forms, antiqued white oak, bluestone and rough hewn hand split cedar. The house is crafted so that materials are used inside and outside on a grid. Together with the sculptural landscaping, a vanishing edge waterfall coy pond and the proposed architectural forms have been designed to relate and contrast in material, color, and texture, to form a rich experience of indoor and outdoor spaces.

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