House on Town Line Road : By Leroy Street Studio

Posted on November 2, 2010

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Wainscott, New York
Leroy Street Studio

Post By:Kitticoon Poopong

Photo courtesy Paul Warchol
Client: Private
Date completed: May 2006
Program:
A 6,000-square-foot residence and woodshop set on 2.5 acres on the south shore of Long Island.
Design concept and solution: 
With a new structure, the architects responded to their client’s passion for barns by incorporating into the design traditional qualities of barns—generous spaces, repetitive timber frame—while creating a complex interior for modern living. They placed public living areas on the second floor and covered them with a  wood-and-steel timber-framed ceiling. A skylight brings natural light into the upper level during the day. By night, the louvers and rain screen siding cladding the house causes it to appear like a lantern when the lights are on.
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