Design Team and Consultants
Leroy Street Studio Architecture
Maria Clara Sanchez
Landscape Design: Edmund Hollander Design
Interior Design: Bruce Bierman Design
Lighting Design: Gary Gordon Lighting
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold Engineers
Structural Engineering: S.L. Maresca and Associates
Mechanical Engineering: Tri-Power Engineering
General Contractors: Andreassen & Bulgin Construction Inc.
Millwork: Craz Millwork
Metalwork: Brooklyn Custom Metalwork
A/V: Audio Visual Systems, Inc.
Photography: Paul Warchol Photography and Charles Mayer
East Hampton, New York
This weekend retreat sits on a flat, open 12 acre site in eastern Long Island. The clients, a mother and daughter, requested a low-maintenance residence that incorporated Westchester granite and great expanses of glass to take in views of the property. LSS introduced dry-stack stone walls to unify exterior and interior spaces and to knit the compound together. The walls, linked by water features, provide a unifying texture and distinguish the private, southern-oriented arrival side of the buildings from the northern-facing curtain walls.
The mothers’ house is split into public and private wings by a gallery overlooking a sculpture court. The public wing is a singular volume subdivided by wrapping roofs: the lower roof creates an intimate dining area and screened porch, and the upper one defines the entry vestibule and living room.
The daughter’s house is composed of perpendicular roof planes which over-sail the stone walls; and a taught box of oak glu-lam portal frames wrapped in a continuous skin of louvers.
The two buildings together create an abstract composition of planar materials which redefine the property as a series of internal and external courtyards spaces for the family.
The Stone Houses received an AIA New York State Architecture Award.