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Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

Project: Harbor Hideaway House
Architects: The Up Studio
Landscape Architecture – Bayview Landscape Architecture
Contractor – LCL Construction
Stair Contractor – Quizhpi Carpentry
Pool Contractor – Gibbons Pools
Smart Home Automation – Vern’s Home Electronics
Surveyor – Saskas Surveying
Interior Design – Iconic Modern
Location: Sag Harbor, New York, United States
Completed 2020
Area: 2,800sf
Photography: Alan Tansey, Steven Russell, Julian Bracero

Harbor Hideaway House is an award-winning single-family residence in the centuries-old whaling village of Sag Harbor, NY.

As New York saw a major shift towards remote work, previously seasonal neighborhoods saw an increase in demand from full-time residents seeking relief from congested city life. Young people are moving out of cities and seeking simplified homes in more tranquil areas to feel connected to nature. Architecture, Interior and Brand Design firm, The Up Studio, recently designed a home in the small town of Sag Harbor, NY, that connects its residents to the natural landscape and harbors with a site-specific concept.

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

Design Story
Located in the centuries-old whaling village of Sag Harbor, NY, the 2,630 square-foot Harbor Hideaway project is an award-winning single-family residence. The property is situated in the center of a small peninsula and is one of the only lots in the neighborhood without direct water views. Although the instinct would be to design a new house to face the street, The Up Studio flipped the traditional orientation of the home to face the rear corner of the yard.

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

The first floor facade was designed to act as a subtle privacy screen from the street, while the rear of the home is fully glazed on both levels with custom Marvin Modern windows to create a strong connection between the home’s interiors, the property’s natural landscape, and the spectacular views of the nearby harbors. The second floor, facing the street, is fully glazed with custom Marvin Modern windows to allow for the morning sun to come into the bedrooms.

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

The entire home utilizes a simple material palette of blackened steel, light hardwood, and neutral colors. These material and furnishing selections provide a subtle sophistication and allow the property’s surrounding natural elements to organically provide a pop of color. At entry, the custom wood stair design connects the three interior levels of the home with a single gesture and provides a sense of openness that makes the home’s modest footprint feel much larger.

kitchen, The Up Studio

The home’s rhythmic, black cedar facade wraps the entire home to naturally shade the south-facing bedrooms from the high summer sun and becomes a visual connection between the home and the carport, creating a covered entry in its path.

kitchen, The Up Studio

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

staircase, The Up Studio

bedroom, The Up Studio

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

bathroom, The Up Studio

roof terrace, The Up Studio

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

Harbor Hideaway House by The Up Studio

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