Bay House

Westhampton Beach, NY

Situated in a flood plain on a barrier island, this house is elevated on piles, allowing the wetland landscape to run through the site. A wood boardwalk splits the house and opens onto a shaded elevated courtyard running the length of the site from the entry road out to the rear yard boat dock. The house’s massing is a composition of solid and void, angling outward to capture a panorama of the bay and forming an enclosed environment for respite and privacy.

Storage elements and built-in furniture along the perimeter walls, including a desk and wine-storage wall, heighten the sense of enclosure.

Project Team 

Marc Turkel

Morgan Hare

Shawn Watts

Lesli Stringer

Greg Heasley

Katice Helinski


General Contractor

Lettieri Construction


Mechanical Engineer



Structural Engineer

Blue Sky Design


Landscape Architects

Edmund Hollander Design



Scott Frances