Office of Architecture adds rooftop master suite during Brooklyn row house overhaul

Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture has completely gutted and expanded a local row house for an architect, jewellery designer and their two children. Having lived in the home for eight years, the family chose to stay in the up-and-coming neighbourhood and renovate the 1,000-square-foot (93-square-metre) home. “The owners of this 11-foot-wide row house in Brooklyn were faced with a

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Bates Masi Architects builds Long Island house that celebrates local Quaker heritage

Tasked with creating a spacious family home on a former Quaker settlement, Bates Masi Architects has built a house that celebrates simple forms and materials. Underhill is located in the village of Matinecock, on a village on New York’s Long Island that began as a community of Quakers – a religious society that sees all people are equal, and champions pacifism. The site’s history led Bates Masi Architects to design a

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Jeff Jordan Architects updates mid-century home with floor-to-ceiling windows

New Jersey architecture firm Jeff Jordan Architects has renovated a mid-century home in the Hudson Valley with a fully glazed wall, white flooring and cedar walls. During the revamp of the 1954 cedar-and-vinyl-clad house, Jeff Jordan Architects opened up the floor plan and added floor-to-ceiling windows. The studio also continued to use modernist elements throughout,

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Lights glow through slatted teak facades of Hamptons home by Leroy Street Studio

A spacious home in the Hamptons, New York, by Leroy Street Studio features wooden screens that soften the building’s appearance and provide a “gauzy translucence” at night. Situated in Wainscott, a seaside village on Long Island’s South Shore, the Louver House was designed in response to its position on the the edge of an agricultural reserve. Its timber

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private island asks $14.9 million

A private island located 47 miles north of New York City and complete with a home by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is currently on the market. Yours for $14.92 million (£11.6 million), the heart-shaped Petra Island sits in the middle of Lake Mahopac – just 15 minutes from Manhattan by helicopter. On its western

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Cube House by Leroy Street Studio is a family beach retreat in the Hamptons

Flood danger and a footprint restriction led to the elevated cube-like design of this Hamptons house by New York firm Leroy Street Studio. The Cube House is located beside Westhampton Beach in Long Island, and area popular with wealthy New Yorkers who like to holiday a short ride from the city. It was designed for

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Bostudio updates Sunset Park Row House with fibre-cement cladding and open layout

The renovation of this Brooklyn row house by local firm Bostudio Architecture involved recladding the property in grey fibre-cement board and reworking its internal layout. Bostudio principal Ula Bochinska overhauled the Sunset Park Row House, with the help of a relative of her clients. “When Ula… first met her clients for a row house renovation

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Shore House by Leroy Street Studio overlooks a Long Island bay

US firm Leroy Street Studio has designed this cedar-clad retreat in Suffolk County, New York, to provide glimpses of nearby water on arrival and expansive views from inside. The local architects designed Shore House for a sloped plot in North Haven, a village at the eastern end of Long Island. The aim was to maintain the link between the forest

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Leroy Street Studio lifts Hamptons house above the water on stilts

This cedar-clad villa in the Hamptons designed by New York City architects Leroy Street Studio is raised on timber pilotis to anticipate flooding. Named Bay House, the six-bedroom residence is comprised of two angled wings that open out towards the ocean. The two halves of the home join at its centre, above a ground-level breezeway

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Slanted wooden walls form holiday home in upstate New York by Hariri & Hariri

This country retreat by American firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture consists of interlocking volumes clad in ipe and stone and an infinity pool overlooking the verdant, rolling terrain. The Taghkanic House is situated on a 140-acre (57-hectare )property in Columbia County, a bucolic area in upstate New York. The architects set out to create a master

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Aamodt Plumb stacks concrete boxes to form Hamptons beach house

US firm Aamodt Plumb Architects has created a spacious, oceanfront home in the Hamptons with a sturdy exterior shell that protects the dwelling from coastal storms. The Hamptons Beach House is located on a slender barrier island, on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Creating a dwelling that could endure severe weather was a

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Studio MM clads Hudson Valley hillside cabin in blackened wood

American firm Studio MM Architect has created a modern holiday dwelling for a forested site in upstate New York, which features a giant front door and a garage for its car-lover owner. Called Tinkerbox, the residence is located in Kerhonkson, a hamlet situated about 100 miles (160 kilometres) north of Manhattan. The two-storey black home was envisioned as

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Young Projects extends brick townhouse in Brooklyn with metal-clad addition

Black zinc cladding and a sinuous staircase feature in the renovation and expansion of an urban masonry building by New York studio Young Projects. The Wythe Corner House project involved the revamp of a mixed-use structure on a corner lot in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood. The firm re-designed the existing building and created an addition in a

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Hamptons home by Bates Masi features cantilevering upper floor

American firm Bates Masi + Architects took cues from a historic lifeguard station while designing this cedar-clad dwelling on Long Island, New York. Called Atlantic, the home is located in the Hamptons hamlet of Amagansett and is just steps from the beach. Its design was influenced by a US Life-Saving Service station across the street, which

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