This guest house is the last element in a larger complex of beachfront buildings located on New York’s Fire Island that includes a main house, a dining pavilion, a gym, a beach/pool cabana, and a house for the majordomo. The Architects were charged with designing an easy to maintain, open plan house for entertaining overnight guests, primarily the owner’s family members. As such the house functions independently but is only steps from the main complex.
The plan blurs indoor and outdoor spaces rendered in cool stone and warm cedar wrapped in moveable metal-framed, glass panels. The living and dining spaces of the 2,158 square-foot oceanfront house take advantage of expansive views and ocean- borne breezes and allow for a variety of experience during the course of a typical day at the beach. A swimming pool, outdoor bar, and multiple lounging spaces further enhance the relaxation mode.