There is something called the “Spirit of Montauk” that recognizes the unique and distinctive qualities this seaside community holds. The lush greenery, hilly landscape, variable weather and the collection of historic lore, creates a place like no other.
This second home for a family of four celebrates the beauty of a hilltop, ocean-view landscape and attempts to capture this local spirit. The house was designed by Bates Masi Architects out of Sag Harbor, New York as a “big screened-in porch” with few boundaries between inside and outside. Large 36-foot-long, glass pocket doors disappear into the walls of the house to blur the line between exterior and interior. Other materials of the home’s palette are walnut floors, bluestone and gravel pathways, limestone, glass and bronzed metal fabric, which together make for a rich materiality.
Sited on 1.6 acres of Hither Hills on Long Island, this 3,200 square foot home created as little disturbance to the landscape as possible. The house was assembled with pre-fabricated parts rather than built to impose the least impact on the site. Geo-thermal heating and cooling, solar panels, venting systems and organic finishes and materials were all used to make a more sustainable home.
Bates Masi Architects earned a AIA awards for this stunning home.