Doon Architecture turned a run-down A-frame cabin into a family-friendly Hamptons home

Posted On Sat, May 27, 2017 By

Posted On Sat, May 27, 2017 By In Architecture, Hamptons

Led by architect Edgar Papazian, Doon Architecture has revamped a once dilapidated cabin into a cozy family home in Sag Harbor, an affluent neighborhood on Long Island (h/t architecture lab). The cottage, appropriately dubbed the Triangle House, provides a small, unique footbridge from a road to the entrance of the home because it sits on a sloped site. The interiors showcase incredible Douglas fir wood paneling, a curvy staircase, and a yellow cedar shake roof.

Edgar Papazian, Doon Architecture, Triangle House

The Triangle House, which dates back to 1965, underwent major renovations but kept its A-frame style. As the lead architect from Doon on the project, Papizan envisioned the home for a family of four. The Hamptons-based studio wanted to create a home that would stand out against the area’s expensive high-end mansions. “The house is an exercise in frugality and true Minimalism in an outrageous housing market,” Papazian said. “It has just enough room for everything.”

Edgar Papazian, Doon Architecture, Triangle House

Upon walking into the home, there’s an entry vestibule, which was one of the first elements envisioned in the design.

Edgar Papazian, Doon Architecture, Triangle House

Triangle House, Sag Harbor, Edgar Papazian

But the home’s signature element remains its roof, with its original structure intact besides the new rigid foam insulation panels, wall-wrapped wood boards, and newly painted orange eaves.  The architects also decided to stick with the original Douglas fir interiors (which were locally sourced), rather than white-wash the space.

Edgar Papazian, Doon Architecture, Triangle House

Ladders connect two opposite mezzanines through an open-slat bridge, “adding drama to the interior space.” Papazian described the curvy staircase as being the “smallest code-compliant spiral stair.”

Edgar Papazian, Doon Architecture, Triangle House

[Via architecture lab]

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Photos courtesy of Lincoln Barbour

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Neighborhoods : Sag Harbor

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