Vacation Residence Re-Cover House in Long Island by Bates Masi + Architects

Posted on September 12, 2010

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This is beautiful wood-clad home designed by New York-based Bates Masi + Architects located in Amagansett, New York. This project testifies about the longevity of a good house design, and the enjoyment that it brings to its owners. 35 years after the firm originally designed this vacation home, its new owners sought to rejuvenate the house while preserving its spaces, seasoned tones, and texture. The home was almost exclusively constructed with 12-inch wide cypress clapboards. It included floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and some brick interior work. The look and feel of the materials created a simple and clean aesthetic reminiscent of old cabins standing in the woods for decades.

Vacation Residence Re-Cover House

In the enlarged and updated baths, and in the modernized kitchen and dining terrace, dense glacial sedimentary sandstone is used for its fine workability into a variety of finishes. In this way the stone varies subtly – only in texture – as it is reapplied from one surface to another: horizontal walking surfaces are rendered with a smooth honed finish, vertical wall surfaces with a rough flamed finish, and countertops in a glossy polished finish. This tactile language is traced consistently from room to room.

Re-Cover House in Long Island

Reused, this cladding bears precisely the same patina as the other surfaces in the house – an effect truly impossible to achieve with new construction materials. Only on close inspection is new texture and color revealed at the boards’ freshly cut edges.

In enhancing the simplicity of the original design, a subtle complexity has emerged. Splices, cuts, and finishing techniques inflect upon otherwise homogenous materials, recording the methods of craft and workmanship. Over the next thirty-five years the patina that naturally accrues over time will continue refine the delicacy of these inflections.

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