- Name: 36SML Beach House
- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 9
- Size: 8,000 sq. ft.
- Lot: 1.2 acres
- Built: 2014
Reconfiguring the typical Hamptons Beach House, this modern rendition takes a triple-spoke organization that accommodates both entertaining and separating spaces. This is a luxury residence where a range of activities can occur, and visual connections are myriad. Strong connections to the outdoors, maximization of natural ventilation and minimization of air conditioning, lots of light and the ability to have areas of intimacy within the open house were part and parcel of the charge.
Dividing a typical suburban lot into three yards, the house has three yards with each yard programmed according to its activity: a recreation yard toward the south with a pool, a garden yard facing west and an auto yard for cars, motorcycles and go-karts. Framing each yard, the house becomes a three-spoke division between these yards. At the ground floor the three spokes divide into a living wing, kitchen wing and garage wing; whereas the second floor is divided into a guest wing, a children’s wing and parent’s wing.
At the intersection of the three spokes at the second floor is an outdoor amphitheater sun deck perfect for evening movie watching that doubles as steps up to the roof deck with views to the ocean. At the ground level, the space below the amphitheater is the drive through breezeway providing access to the garage and auto courtyard. At the ends of each spoke on the second level, the house cantilevers out off of its first-floor base. The braced steel structure is designed to resist gravity loads as well as the intense lateral wind loads that occur near the beach. These structural elements are visible throughout the house through the large glass openings at the ground level.
- Architect: LEVENBETTS Architecture
- Photography: Michael Moran
- Location: 36 St Marys Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937, USA