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Seaside Residence by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

By Sophie Johnson


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Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects transformed a bland shore front home to create this contemporary residence in Southampton, New York, USA.

The materials used in its construction are sustainable, efficient, and low maintenance which allows the house to blend with the beauty of its surroundings.

Seaside Residence by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects:

“An existing non-descript structure, perched above the crest of the dune between the ocean and bay, was thoroughly transformed.

We utilized clearly defined volumes, simple, durable, yet elegant materials and details instilling a strong connection between the indoors and out.

An infinity edge pool was placed between the house and bay, bridging the two bodies of water, helping to mask the street. The public spaces were located on the upper floor, extending out onto a series of decks. A wooden cantilevered trellis extends through the house from ocean to bay.

The lower floor is separated into guest and owner spaces. The master bath extends out onto a private, louvered deck, allowing ocean and bay breezes while maintaining privacy.

Highly efficient mechanical and lighting systems, an extensive insulation package, high performance glass and sun shading reduce the structure’s overall footprint.

Assemblies, materials and finishes were chosen for their simplicity, sustainability, low maintenance and harmony with the sea, sand and vegetation of the site. They include aluminum doors and windows, weathered cedar rain screen siding, matte plaster interior walls and plain sawn oak floors.”

Photos by: Matthew Carbone

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About Sophie Johnson

As the senior editor for HomeDSGN, Sophie is the ultimate authority on all things home. With years of experience and a deep passion for home decor, she brings an unparalleled level of expertise to everything she does. From decorating and interior design or from cleaning to organization, her insights and guidance are invaluable to anyone looking to transform their living space. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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