East Hampton, New York
Seen over the roadside hedge, the house is the aggregation of three buildings. For the new owner, maintaining this illusion of a seaside cottage was as important as renovating the entire 3500 square foot house to function both as a comfortable retreat for a young family and a fabulous place to entertain. The western end of the house was redesigned to eliminate a number of small rooms and create a large open kitchen/family room. Reworked circulation throughout the house improved the circuitous connections between the three buildings. On the ocean side of the house, a ribbon of oversized glass doors and windows and a new continuous deck strengthen the connection between indoors and outdoors.