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Green Sustainable Home in Montauk

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Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a sustainable second home together.

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  The Pryors relax at their Montauk retreat among modular furniture from Richard Schultz's Swell Seating Collection and chaise longues from his 1966 collection from Knoll.  Photo by Ty Cole.

    The Pryors relax at their Montauk retreat among modular furniture from Richard Schultz's Swell Seating Collection and chaise longues from his 1966 collection from Knoll.

    Photo by Ty Cole.
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  Two layers of aluminum woven-coil drapes hang outside the large, south-facing windows above the living area.  Photo by Ty Cole.

    Two layers of aluminum woven-coil drapes hang outside the large, south-facing windows above the living area.

    Photo by Ty Cole.
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  In the bedroom, walls painted with benjaminmoore.com Aura matte paint complement the insulated concrete panels that clad the exterior walls. The floors are walnut, and sealed with Osmo Polyx-Oil, a finish made with sunflower, soybean, and thistle oil.  Photo by Ty Cole.

    In the bedroom, walls painted with benjaminmoore.com Aura matte paint complement the insulated concrete panels that clad the exterior walls. The floors are walnut, and sealed with Osmo Polyx-Oil, a finish made with sunflower, soybean, and thistle oil.

    Photo by Ty Cole.
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  A double-height space encompasses the kitchen, dining and living area, and features 36-feet-wide glass doors that pocket into southern and northern walls.  Photo by Ty Cole.

    A double-height space encompasses the kitchen, dining and living area, and features 36-feet-wide glass doors that pocket into southern and northern walls.

    Photo by Ty Cole.
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  When extended, the metal-mesh curtain wall deflects the sunlight to mitigate the internal temperature of the structure. Similar energy-efficient gestures include geothermal heating and cooling, shading and venting systems, solar panels, and organic finishes and materials.  Photo by Ty Cole.

    When extended, the metal-mesh curtain wall deflects the sunlight to mitigate the internal temperature of the structure. Similar energy-efficient gestures include geothermal heating and cooling, shading and venting systems, solar panels, and organic finishes and materials.

    Photo by Ty Cole.
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  The 3,200-square-foot structure occupies a hillside site in Montauk, and enjoys a distant view of the ocean. Coen + Partners did the landscape design.  Photo by Ty Cole.

    The 3,200-square-foot structure occupies a hillside site in Montauk, and enjoys a distant view of the ocean. Coen + Partners did the landscape design.

    Photo by Ty Cole.
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  The house is assembled, rather than built, with a prefabricated foundation, concrete panel siding and efficient built-ins, minimizing construction debris and toxins such as concrete foundation tar on the site.  Photo by Ty Cole.

    The house is assembled, rather than built, with a prefabricated foundation, concrete panel siding and efficient built-ins, minimizing construction debris and toxins such as concrete foundation tar on the site.

    Photo by Ty Cole.
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  The residents told the architects that they wanted a house that would invoke the idea of camping, by joining indoor and outdoor experiences throughout the site. Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!   Photo by Ty Cole.

    The residents told the architects that they wanted a house that would invoke the idea of camping, by joining indoor and outdoor experiences throughout the site. 

    Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!

    Photo by Ty Cole.

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