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An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island

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A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
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  Resolution: 4 Architecture designed a Fishers Island home with warm cedar siding and white windows as a nod to the regional New England vernacular.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    Resolution: 4 Architecture designed a Fishers Island home with warm cedar siding and white windows as a nod to the regional New England vernacular.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  Landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand helped fill out the completed prefab by planting sedge grass 
on one of the house’s two green roofs to reflect the texture of the surrounding meadow.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    Landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand helped fill out the completed prefab by planting sedge grass on one of the house’s two green roofs to reflect the texture of the surrounding meadow.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  “You’re surrounded by what appeals to most people on a small island, which is the sound of nature.” —Resident Mimi Parsons  Photo by: Matthew Williams

    “You’re surrounded by what appeals to most people on a small island, which is the sound of nature.” —Resident Mimi Parsons

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  The modular system created by the architects at Resolution: 4 allows them to customize a home’s floor plan by stacking, lining up, and joining factory-built, rectangular modules. This is the largest prefab house the firm has completed to date with eight modules amassing around 4,500 square feet.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    The modular system created by the architects at Resolution: 4 allows them to customize a home’s floor plan by stacking, lining up, and joining factory-built, rectangular modules. This is the largest prefab house the firm has completed to date with eight modules amassing around 4,500 square feet.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  The fireplace wall, a Resolution: 4 signature, is made of 14-gauge hot-rolled steel panels with storage components in one-eighth welded steel. On one side is a pivoting privacy panel that allows the guest wing to be closed off. Art attaches to the metal with magnets.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    The fireplace wall, a Resolution: 4 signature, is made of 14-gauge hot-rolled steel panels with storage components in one-eighth welded steel. On one side is a pivoting privacy panel that allows the guest wing to be closed off. Art attaches to the metal with magnets.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  The firm collaborated with Kountry Kraft and its modular manufacturer, Simplex Homes, to expand the palette of materials, including the teak cabinetry used in the kitchen and dining areas. Interior designer David Bentheim suggested the marble backsplash for the bar area. Antique dining chairs, an LED Aurea pendant lamp by FontanaArte, and a Paolo Piva table from B&B Italia complete the room.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    The firm collaborated with Kountry Kraft and its modular manufacturer, Simplex Homes, to expand the palette of materials, including the teak cabinetry used in the kitchen and dining areas. Interior designer David Bentheim suggested the marble backsplash for the bar area. Antique dining chairs, an LED Aurea pendant lamp by FontanaArte, and a Paolo Piva table from B&B Italia complete the room.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  In the kitchen, teak-and- thermofoil cabinets and Caesarstone countertops mix with Miele appliances—wall ovens, induction cooktop, hood, and microwave—and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The kitchen sink and faucet are by Blanco. The owners, who split their time between Fishers Island and Great Britain, found the vintage pendant lamps at Lassco architectural salvage.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    In the kitchen, teak-and- thermofoil cabinets and Caesarstone countertops mix with Miele appliances—wall ovens, induction cooktop, hood, and microwave—and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The kitchen sink and faucet are by Blanco. The owners, who split their time between Fishers Island and Great Britain, found the vintage pendant lamps at Lassco architectural salvage.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  An Alcova bed from B&B Italia dominates the master bedroom. A niche behind the bed holds Berenice wall lamps by Luceplan, and the walls are painted in Cornforth White and Charleston Gray from Farrow & Ball.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    An Alcova bed from B&B Italia dominates the master bedroom. A niche behind the bed holds Berenice wall lamps by Luceplan, and the walls are painted in Cornforth White and Charleston Gray from Farrow & Ball.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  A second green roof is planted with sedum and plays host to one of the family’s favorite spots: a hammock. Bentheim suggested adding a trellis overhead to soften and balance the appearance of the facade.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    A second green roof is planted with sedum and plays host to one of the family’s favorite spots: a hammock. Bentheim suggested adding a trellis overhead to soften and balance the appearance of the facade.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  On the rooftop deck is an outdoor fireplace clad in cement board panels, plus a custom wych elm table by Arnold d’Epagnier and Charles Outdoor sofas by B&B Italia.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    On the rooftop deck is an outdoor fireplace clad in cement board panels, plus a custom wych elm table by Arnold d’Epagnier and Charles Outdoor sofas by B&B Italia.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  The two-foot-thick stacked stone walls constructed by Reed Hilderbrand nod to the masonry-free walls common in Revolutionary-era New England.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams
    The two-foot-thick stacked stone walls constructed by Reed Hilderbrand nod to the masonry-free walls common in Revolutionary-era New England.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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