Recently Photographed Home on the Port Washington Peninsula
Recipient of the AIA Long Island Archi Award for Residential Spaces, this small home is full of surprises. This residence was designed from the top down due to height limitations on the neighborhood. This allowed for the conception of two main levels and a full cellar without disrupting the view of homes behind it. The home is also clad in ipe wood and uses floor to ceiling windows to celebrate the the Long Island Sound.
Unique forms and water features make this cement panel and mahogany-clad home very unique compared to the traditional mansions of its neighborhood. The residence was planned consciously of its surrounding landscape, and features a green roofing system.
Located in the heart of Great Neck, this home received some opposition at the initial meeting with the architectural review board for being "too modern." With small tweaks to the design, particularly on the roof line, we were able to conceive a design that meshed better with the surrounding homes in the neighborhood.