Cedar, reclaimed ipe, and Corten steel combine in a multigenerational home designed to gracefully age in place.
Put off by the site “insensitive” and wealth-flaunting homes that have popped up around the Hamptons, a couple with a five-acre property overlooking the Peconic Bay asked New York–based architect and interior design studio Mapos for a more understated weekend getaway that eschews flashy extravagance.
In response, the architects crafted a custom 4,000-square-foot home—dubbed the Peconic House—gently wedged into a hillock with sweeping views of the waterfront.
To minimize the compound’s visual impact, an expansive green roof with native meadow grasses is set atop the structure, while a natural material palette helps camouflage the building into the landscape.
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