Project: Live-Work Retreat
Architecture: Elizabeth Roberts Architects
Design Team: Elizabeth Roberts, Robby Rathmann-Noonan
Location: Bellport, Long Island, New York State, United States
Photo Credits: Derek Gruen
The 1930’s Cape had undergone multiple renovations throughout the years by its previous visionary and eclectic owners. ERA chose to preserve and retain the layout and spirit of the house. Mechanicals were updated, all windows were replaced and the summer retreat was transformed into a year-round space for creativity and collaboration. A dilapidated entry volume was rebuilt and furnishings were chosen to enhance the open and airy environment.
The palette of the architecture, including painted floors, wood clad columns, and fresh white baths, was combined with a mix of new and old furniture, melding different eras and materials to create a unique space that feels as though it is from no particular era.