Green Sustainable Home in Montauk

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December 14, 2011

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 ColeCourtesy of: © 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

    Courtesy of: © 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 ColeCourtesy of: © TY COLE

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

    Photo by: Ty Cole

    Courtesy of: © 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 ColeCourtesy of: © 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

    Courtesy of: © 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 ColeCourtesy of: © 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

    Courtesy of: © 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 ColeCourtesy of: © 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

    Courtesy of: © 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 ColeCourtesy of: © 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

    Courtesy of: © 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 ColeCourtesy of: © 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

    Courtesy of: © 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 ColeCourtesy of: © 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. 

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