DITCH PLAINS
Residence

Montauk, NY
Scheduled Completion 2016
Project with Blaze Makoid Architecture

The design of this modern, 2,200 square foot beach house originated from the concept of a deconstructed cube, elevated above the dunes of Montauk. In the design process, the volume of the house was pushed and pulled to allow for prime indoor/outdoor spatial relationships and unexpected slivers of windows that take advantage of the Atlantic Ocean views. Clad in pre-weathered vertical cedar siding, the house alludes to local beach house vernacular while introducing sophisticated mahogany eaves and decking. 

Due to its location in a FEMA flood zone, the house is elevated on wood piles a half-story above natural grade to allow for stormwater to flow unobstructed under the structure. The interiors are designed as an 'upside-down house' with the sleeping and guest rooms on the first floor and all of the main living spaces on the second to optimize the views of the water.  

Renderings ┬ęBlaze Makoid Architecture PLLC