Harbor Hideaway

19 Cornell Road, Sag Harbor NY

Harbor Hideaway is a single-family residence in the centuries-old whaling village of Sag Harbor, NY. The property is situated in center of a small peninsula and seemingly one of the only lots in the quaint neighborhood without direct water views. However, by flipping the traditional orientation of the home and providing ample roof access, the two-story home becomes a stunning lookout.

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.

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.