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.”

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Project Credits

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

Product Details

Bathroom fittings: Hansgrohe; Kohler; Lacava
Bathroom fixtures: Toto USA; Corian; Jado Porcher
Cabinetry: Custom by Molina Furniture
Cooktop: Wolf
Countertops: Corian
Dishwasher: Bosch
Doors: Arcadia Architectural Products
Exterior siding: Cor-ten
Flooring (concrete): Get Real Surfaces
Garbage disposal: InSinkErator
Kitchen fittings: Grohe
Kitchen fixtures: Franke
Oven/range: Wolf
Paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero
Skylights: Solar Innovations
Windows: Kawneer