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sagaponac house, bridgehampton, n.y.

custom / more than 3,500 square feet / merit

sagaponac house, bridgehampton, n.y.

custom / more than 3,500 square feet / merit

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    Michael Moran

    By wrapping the one-room-deep house around the property, the architects formed a central courtyard and covered terraces.

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    Michael Moran

    The walled front elevation affords a sense of quiet and seclusion.

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    Michael Moran

    A breezeway provides a transitional space between the gravel-covered entryway and the grassy main courtyard.

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    Michael Moran

    The home’s main indoor living areas open onto the courtyard.

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    Michael Moran

    Sight lines between rooms reinforce the overall sense of order.

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    Michael Moran

    Another view of the entry court.

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    Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects

    The Sagaponac House’s floor plans.

smith-miller + hawkinson architects, new york city

Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects challenged convention with this residence in the Houses at Sagaponac development on Long Island, N.Y. “It's addressing the problem of the American suburban dwelling, which is an object on a lot with space all around it,” explains Henry Smith-Miller, RA. He and his colleagues pulled the house's two main masses—a two-story volume containing guest and family quarters and a one-story wing comprising living/dining functions—to the outskirts of the site, creating a series of private outdoor rooms between them.

“It feels generous without being ostentatious,” said one judge.

principals in charge / project architects: Henry Smith-Miller, RA, and Laurie Hawkinson, RA, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects
project manager: Luben Dimcheff, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects
general contractor: Rich Reinhardt, Reinhardt & O'Brien Contracting, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
project size: 3,900 square feet
site size: 1.37 acres
construction cost: Withheld
photography: Michael Moran.

product specs
bathroom and kitchen fixtures, kitchen fittings: Kohler Co.; cooktop, oven/range, refrigerator: Viking Range Corp.; hardware: Modric; skylights/roof windows: VELUX A/S