leroy street studio, new york city

Sited by an agricultural preserve in one of Long Island, N.Y.'s most exclusive enclaves, this new building wraps three floors of high-style living in a package that reads from afar as more potato barn than trophy home. A masterfully detailed skin of teak slats serves as rainscreen siding at insulated walls and as a privacy scrim for open-air decks and porches. A great open-truss roof unifies the whole, which our judges called “a nice reinvestment in the barn as a starting place for a house.”

principal in charge / project architect: Marc Turkel, AIA, LEED AP, Leroy Street Studio Architecture
general contractor: Thomas Lettieri, Lettieri Construction, Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
landscape architect: Douglas Reed, FASLA, Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Watertown, Mass.
structural engineer: Andrew Renfroe, P.E., Blue Sky Design, New York City
mechanical engineer: Michael McGough, P.E., Laszlo Bodak Engineer, New York City
project size: 6,000 square feet
site size: 2.5 acres
construction cost: $600 per square foot
photography: Paul Warchol Photography.

product specs
bathroom fittings: The Water Monopoly; bathroom fixtures: Lefroy Brooks; dishwasher: Miele; doors: Hope's Windows, Upstate Doors; hardware: FSB USA; kitchen cabinets, skylights/roof windows: TRM Enterprises; lighting fixtures: Cooper Lighting (RSA Lighting), Nulux; oven/range: Viking Range Corp.; refrigerator: Sub-Zero; windows: Hope's Windows, Reilly Windows & Doors