This custom-designed 4,500 square foot house is locacted in New York in an east Long Island community's master-planned by Richard Meier. The designers at architecture firm, TsAO & McKown faced two major challenges: designing for an unknown concept client and rooting the home on virtually flat terrain in a young forest. The design pairs the human need for both order and chaos while creating a onnection to the surrounding landscape.
The designers manipulated the topography and created the first level slightly below grade. Providing a slight incline in the typography served as way to reduce the impact of the volume of the home and provide a private outdoor spaces. The interior design of the home also has an intimate feel with a warm color palette. Shades of rust mix well with grays and mustard yellow adds an unexpected pop. Dimension and depth is added with warm wood tables and built-ins.
The sensitivity to the human condition in the design makes this home appealing to a broad audience. Making me think whoever snatched this beauty up is quite fortunate.
IMAGE CREDITS: TsAO & McKown