Harbor Hideaway

Original Concept & Renderings

Harbor Hideaway is a single-family residence in the centuries-old whaling village of Sag Harbor, NY. The home has now been completed but these early diagrams and renderings provide an overview of the concepts behind the design.

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Core Design Concepts

The traditional instinct would be to design the new home to face the street, but since the property is located on a wide street corner, the orientation was flipped to face the rear corner of the yard and the first floor facade was designed to act as a subtle privacy screen from the street.

In contrast to the front corner of the home, the rear of the home is opened up to create a strong connection between the home’s interiors and the property’s natural landscape.

On the south side of the residence, a soffit projects beyond the facade to naturally shade the home from the high summer sun without blocking the warm, direct sunlight in winter months. This passive shade “ribbon” then wraps down to become a visual connection between the home and carport, creating a covered entry in its path.

A plunge pool will be added to the Sag Harbor, NY property that will seem to flow right into the home's interiors. This sense of connection to nature continues up a custom, interior staircase that leads to the roof-deck and captures spectacular views of the nearby harbors.

The entire home utilizes a simple material palette of blackened steel, light hardwood, and neutral colors. These material and furnishing selections provide a subtle sophistication and allow the property's surrounding natural elements to organically provide a pop of color.

At entry, the custom steel & wood stair design connects the three interior levels of the home with a single gesture and provides a sense of openness that makes the home's modest footprint feel much larger.

The roof deck has begun to take shape which reclaims the views that were hidden from the site by the neighboring homes.

The Sag Harbor home has just begun construction, which will continue through most of 2020.

Using modern 3D software, our team of architects and designers are able to model the unbuilt residence and provide animations, visualizations, and even VR experiences. These presentations allow our client to get a better sense of the space prior to construction.

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