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Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Today we will show you a beautiful renovation in Long Island in New York, a project by CDR Studio Architects. The original house from 1961 got a pretty inspiring new look. A lot of glass, wood and white elements give the house a modern and clean feel. I also loved the kitchen and the fireplace. What is your favorite thing about the house? Take a look!

Make sure to check out CDR Studio Architects website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. 🙂

Description from the architects: The Long Island Residence is located in a rural community on the edge of the Long Island Sound. Approximately twenty-five miles from the heart of Manhattan, the area is known as a tranquil counterpoint for daily commuters seeking to escape the city’s frenetic pace. The project is the result of a renovation seeking to both preserve and refine an existing dwelling that has stood on the site since 1961.

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Externally, the dilapidated skin of the residence was stripped back to its framing, which was then altered to create a more seamless roofline and expanded openings within the façade. Internally, structural alterations were made to allow for the removal of a wall separating the kitchen from the main living area, integrating these zones as a new activity core for the home.

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

In response to both the spectacular surrounding landscape and a desire to improve energy performance, a highly insulated envelope was developed. The envelope was finished in a horizontal open-joined rainscreen with cedar boards charred using the traditional Japanese Shou-sugi-ban burning method. This technique was also used internally on sloped ceiling planes, walls and screens. Concealed lighting and mechanical systems were introduced throughout the interior. To complement and enhance the existing terrazzo floors, lacquered cabinetry and polished stone finishes were employed throughout the new kitchen.

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

Beautiful Houses: Long Island Residence

We found this house at Contemporist.

Photos by John Muggenborg.


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