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Fire Island House // Andrew Franz Architect PLLC

Fire Island, NY, United States

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Nestled in the dunes, this iconic 1965 house by architect modern Horace Gifford house is respectfully restored and renovated to include a new guest house, pool, exterior stair, entry pavilion, and a new path and landscaping. The new guest house was carefully sited to create an internal courtyard that acts both as a connector between the old and new as well as an extension of the indoor-outdoor living space.

© Albert Vecerka/Esto

© Albert Vecerka/Esto

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© Tria Giovan

The addition references the original building in geometry, cedar siding and jalousie windows, but without mimicking Gifford’s details. A new cantilevered stair seemingly floating away from the house connects the ground-floor outdoor living areas with the elevated decks. Throughout, a simple palette of materials was used to remain consistent with the original.

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© Tria Giovan

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© Albert Vecerka/Esto

Interior Design by Peter Dunham Design..

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© Tria Giovan

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© Tria Giovan

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