Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

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March 17, 2010

A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this slatty slab is up to the task of sheltering its owners and all their guests.

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  Tanya Wexler and Amy Zimmerman linger in the breezeway designed to draw eyes, and footsteps, from the driveway through the house to the gently sloping backyard and swimming pool beyond.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Tanya Wexler and Amy Zimmerman linger in the breezeway designed to draw eyes, and footsteps, from the driveway through the house to the gently sloping backyard and swimming pool beyond.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The house was deliberately sited to preserve the two-acre property’s existing trees, three of which can be seen protruding through the surface of a rear deck.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The house was deliberately sited to preserve the two-acre property’s existing trees, three of which can be seen protruding through the surface of a rear deck.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Honed granite was selected for the kitchen surfaces because its matte-like finish is easy to maintain and hard to damage. Eight-foot sliding glass doors bathe the kitchen and adjoining living room in ample sunlight.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Honed granite was selected for the kitchen surfaces because its matte-like finish is easy to maintain and hard to damage. Eight-foot sliding glass doors bathe the kitchen and adjoining living room in ample sunlight.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The living room is furnished with Modernica’s Split Rail loveseat and sofa and a walnut Eames stool from Herman Miller. The dining area features Vico Magistretti’s Maui chairs and an Antonio Citterio Glossy table, both from plastics expert Kartell.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The living room is furnished with Modernica’s Split Rail loveseat and sofa and a walnut Eames stool from Herman Miller. The dining area features Vico Magistretti’s Maui chairs and an Antonio Citterio Glossy table, both from plastics expert Kartell.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Architect Joseph Tanney says the house was designed as a safe haven for Wexler and Zimmerman’s children.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Architect Joseph Tanney says the house was designed as a safe haven for Wexler and Zimmerman’s children.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  “A big, long bar cuts off the front, where the cars are, so the kids can just run free in the back,” he says.  Photo by: João Canziani
    “A big, long bar cuts off the front, where the cars are, so the kids can just run free in the back,” he says.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The four children divide themselves among three Blu Dot–furnished bedrooms and two bathrooms located off the second-floor hallway.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The four children divide themselves among three Blu Dot–furnished bedrooms and two bathrooms located off the second-floor hallway.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The narrow hallway separates an office and television room at one end of the house from Wexler and Zimmerman’s master suite, which sports an Emma Gardner rug and matching  Saarinen Womb chair, made for Knoll, perfect for lounging.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The narrow hallway separates an office and television room at one end of the house from Wexler and Zimmerman’s master suite, which sports an Emma Gardner rug and matching Saarinen Womb chair, made for Knoll, perfect for lounging.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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