Sagaponack, Sagaponack, N.Y.
Bates Masi Architects
Sag Harbor, N.Y.
Presented with a dense program and pristine setting, Paul Masi, AIA, LEED AP, practiced the art of subtraction in this house, sandwiched between a pond and the Atlantic Ocean. Sections of the long, barnlike building are pared away, establishing a clear formal plan and visual bridges from one side of the site to the other. “As the big idea trickled down, we used CNC and waterjet fabrication to further simplify the design,” Masi says. Corian in the kitchen and baths was CNC-milled, and a Cor-Ten retaining wall at the entrance cantilevers upward to become a waterjet-cut handrail.
The jury was impressed with the plan clarity, the geothermal heating and cooling, and the vegetated roofs. One praised it for achieving “simplicity in a very large diagram. It could have gotten out of control, but didn’t.”
Principal in charge/interior designer: Paul Masi, AIA, LEED AP, Bates Masi Architects
Project manager: Aaron Weil, Bates Masi Architects
General contractor: Paul Pianpiano, Wright & Co. Construction, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Structural engineer: Phil Murray, Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York
Landscape architect: Tom Lee, Stephen Stimson Associates, Falmouth, Mass.
Project size: 8,965 square feet
Site size: 2 acres
Construction cost: Withheld
Photography: Michael Moran
Bathroom fittings: Hansgrohe hansgrohe-usa.com; Kohler us.kohler.com; Lacava lacava.com
Bathroom fixtures: Toto USA totousa.com; Corian corian.com; Jado Porcher jadoporcher.com
Cabinetry: Custom by Molina Furniture molinafurniture.com
Cooktop: Wolf subzero-wolf.com
Countertops: Corian corian.com
Dishwasher: Bosch bosch-home.com/us
Doors: Arcadia Architectural Products arcadiaproducts.com
Exterior siding: Cor-ten
Flooring (concrete): Get Real Surfaces getrealsurfaces.com
Garbage disposal: InSinkErator insinkerator.com
Kitchen fittings: Grohe grohe.com/us
Kitchen fixtures: Franke frankeusa.com
Oven/range: Wolf subzero-wolf.com
Paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore benjaminmoore.com
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero subzero-wolf.com
Skylights: Solar Innovations solarinnovations.com
Windows: Kawneer kawneer.com