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© Narofsky Architecture, 2019.

A HOUSE FIT FOR A TAILOR

Awards:

AIA Long Island Archi Award: Sustainable Architecture, 2014

Publications:

Luxe Magazine, 2015

Be·spoke,  biˈspōk  “Made to order” was the driving force in a collaboration that resulted in a personally defined dwelling for a prominent tailor who enjoys entertaining and gardening.  The client desired an environmentally sustainable house, married to its landscape, which included a 3.75 acre mini arboretum strewn with abstract concrete sculptures and paths.

 

Narofsky responded to program and site by designing a “J” shaped plan surrounding a central garden and future pool. The house rises from the site in a series of volumes that remain a single room in width, allowing for abundant natural light. This upward spiral of spaces evolves from public spaces (kitchen, dining, living) towards private (children's and master suites and a third floor study).  Multiple outdoor rooms and balconies take advantage of the comfort of the natural setting.

The home has become a canvas for the client’s continued landscape projects, planting trellis vines, and roof top vegetable gardens. For the client,  “the house fits our family perfectly like a Greenfield Clothier custom made suit.”

WHAT

Residence

WHERE

Old Westbury,

New York

WHEN

2013