Watermill Residence is Topped With Wildflowers and Powered by Geothermal Energy

Posted On Sun, October 26, 2014 By

Posted On Sun, October 26, 2014 By In Architecture, Green Design, Hamptons

Andrew Berman Architect PLLC is a New York-based practice focused on the realization of unique and finely executed spaces, and the stunning Watermill Residence is not an exception. Created for a family of three generations, it features lovely, light-filled interiors and plenty of outdoors space for enjoying nature. It’s made from an elegant combination of wood and polished concrete, is topped by a green roof made from local wildflowers and grasses, and is powered by geothermal energy.

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Located in Water Mill, New York, this beautiful seaside residence sits on a two-and-a-half acre lot with private waterfront access. The concept behind it was to bring together three generations of a family that live spread out across the globe. “The challenge was making a viable whole for a family with disparate interests and age groups,” says architect Andrew Berman.

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Taking this into account, the architects created several indoor and outdoors spaces that comfortably accommodate five adults and five preteens. In a large family the kitchen is always an important gathering space, and in this particular house it’s used not only for cooking but also as an entertaining space for family and friends. Made from a sleek combination of wood and polished concrete, this light-filled summer home looks out onto the garden, exterior deck, and pool.

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Like most houses in the Hamptons, the flat-roofed structure is clad almost entirely in cedar, but instead of the ubiquitous shingle siding, Berman used long and narrow boards of bleached wood. Geothermal wells are used for cooling, and radiant heating and concealed solar collectors on the upper roof heat up the water in the pool.

Working together with landscape architect Coen + Partners, Berman created a series of wetlands, a gravel path around the property, planted roses and fruit trees, as well as the luscious living roof that works as an elevated meadow, which also works as extra insulation and attracts bugs, birds, and butterflies that wonder around the beautiful Hamptons.

See more of Andrew Berman’s houses here.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Berman

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