This Daniels Lane residence consists of two contrasting parts—an existing stone beach house and a textured modern addition to its side. Settled atop a grassy site in the Southampton village of Sagaponack, this beautiful dwelling was re-designed by local studio Martin Architects, who not only created a striking second volume with a layer of wood screens, but cleverly lifted and rotated the old stone beach house to provide new views and more light.
The main goal of the update was to modernize the existing house and to create a contrasting volume that would provide extra space for the homeowner’s family and guests. Rather than demolishing the existing building, the architects lifted and then rotated the existing home to open up garden views and gain natural light inside.
The modern addition houses a new kitchen, additional bedrooms with balconies, an articulated staircase and ample entertainment space topped by a grand roof terrace complete with ocean views.
All the new spaces are wrapped with horizontal cedar louvers that not only look beautiful, but also provide passive solar shading, privacy, and protection against extreme weather. The brise-soleil also creates a soft boundary between the house’s interiors and green exteriors and gives the home a uniquely modern, textured appearance.
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Photos courtesy of Jeff Heatley for Martin Architects
Neighborhoods : Sagaponack