Sands Point Residence, Sands Point, N.Y.
Ohlhausen DuBois Architects
New York

Mark DuBois’s work on this 1950s rancher consisted of recasting the landscape connection and pairing the quiet, closed home with new, open public space. He clad the existing structure, now a bedroom wing, in clear cedar and extended it into the large, lush backyard with a perpendicular glass living pavilion. The material palette of soft grays, greens, and silvers carries from inside to out: aluminum window systems, stone floors and patios, and zinc roof fascia. There’s warmth and texture here, too. In addition to the ipe-topped trellis and deck, the kitchen’s monolithic wood-block wall is handmade with strips of American walnut. Our jury applauded the effort, calling it “an amazing transformation, one that does nice things in a kind of plain way, and stays in the motif of the existing house.”

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Project Credits

Principal in charge/interior designer: Mark DuBois, AIA, LEED AP, Ohlhausen DuBois Architects
General contractor: Ira Parr, Jescorp Construction, Jericho, N.Y.
Structural engineer: Nat Oppenheimer, Robert Silman Associates, New York
Lighting designer: Carrie Hawley, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, New York
Landscape architect: Steven Tupu, Terrain NYC, New York
Project size: 4,940 square feet
Site size: 1.25 acres
Construction cost: Withheld
Photography: Chris Cooper

Product Details

Bathroom fittings: Dornbracht
Bathroom fixtures: DaVinci, Duravit; Kohler; Blanco
Cooktop: Miele
Countertops: Walker Zanger
Dishwasher: Miele
Doors: Windorsky, Arcadia Architectural Products
Flooring (tile): Ann Sacks
Hardware: FSB, Omnia
Kitchen cabinets: Valcucine Company
Kitchen fittings: Dornbracht
Kitchen fixtures: Blanco
Lighting: Artemide; Bocci; Lucifer
Paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero
Roofing: VM Zinc
Windows: Panorama Windows