The Open Corner

Bright, Modern Farmhouse

This residence, located on the North Shore of Long Island was designed to address the stunning views on an odd-shaped lot while also addressing the home's relationship to the sun's natural path. These initial studies led to an L-shaped corner concept in the rear of the home which allowed many of the primary spaces to look out on a lush landscape and soak in natural light. The resulting architecture utilizes a modern farmhouse aesthetic with simple materials and color palette that flows between the exterior and interiors of the home. The white brick and black window frames on the facade work well with the interiors black metal hardware and clean white walls.

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Core Design Concepts

By turning the volume of a standard double-load home out towards the rear yard it allows many of the primary spaces in the home to enjoy ideal views of the stunning North Shore, Long Island property.

The corner pocket created in the rear of the house shifts slightly to north which allows the primary, open spaces inside the home to bathe in natural light all day long through all of the New York seasons.

The proportions of the home's floor plan are derived from simple geometry which gives the entire home a comfortable vibe and a clear path of circulation.


The home's interior palette flows seamlessly throughout the bright, open spaces with the use of black metal hardware, wood accents and marble countertops against trimless white walls and light, natural floors. The custom stair at entry, a primary visual element, is designed using a thin black metal frame and rails, creating a harmonious transition between all levels of the residence.


The new home construction began in the summer of 2018 and the basic architectural massing swiftly took shape, embracing the lush North Shore Long Island property.

A series of minimal architectural diagrams and illustrations helped the clients visualize the proposed design concepts early on in the schematic design process. This initial phase allows both the design team and client to focus on broad design concepts before beginning the meticulous details required in construction drawings, bid sets and photorealistic renderings.