North Fork Bay House

Laurel, New York
Location
  • Laurel, New York
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 1650
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • With direct access to Great Peconic Bay, this prefab beach house is designed to be a weekend retreat for a young Brooklyn family of four, and seasonal residence for the client’s Florida-based parents. The prefabricated modules are set atop the site-built steel frame, allowing for views of the bay as one arrives via the long, tree-lined gravel drive. While the house is not technically within a FEMA-designated flood zone, the strategy of lifting the house is a direct response to the client's concerns about potential flooding in the future. Simultaneously, this strategy provides outstanding views of the bay from the main level, while creating shaded and sheltered outdoor space below the house for parking, lounging, and woodworking—including the grandfather's latest project: building a small sailboat.

    One gains entry via an open-riser exterior stair to a courtyard deck, where adjacent trees fill the view and sunlight flows into the house. Full-height sliding glass doors facing the bay connect the open-plan communal space to a large bayside deck and the beach beyond.

    As a weekend retreat, the family's two young girls enjoy their bunkroom with custom built-in Baltic birch bunk beds and integrated toy cubbies. Parents and grandparents also appreciate their own custom built-in Baltic birch bed platforms with integrated side tables and headboards, as well as the built-in natural maple wardrobes. Interior materials evoke a beach vibe, and make for easy cleaning: large-format tile flooring throughout the home, subway tile bathroom walls with glass mosaic tile accents, Caesarstone countertops, Corian backsplashes, maple cabinets, Baltic birch millwork, and stainless steel appliances. Exterior materials—chosen for their durability—hold up to the harsh coastal climate. Kynar-coated corrugated aluminum siding withstands the corrosive salt air while providing beautiful tone and texture. Warm natural cedar used for siding, railings, the outdoor shower enclosure, and the brise-soleil—along with Ipe decking—complement the cool metal siding.

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    Approach via long gravel driveway; Great Peconic Bay seen beyond Photo  of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Approach via long gravel driveway; Great Peconic Bay seen beyond

    Exterior entry stair (L); Owner using carport below house for boat-building project (R) Photo 2 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Exterior entry stair (L); Owner using carport below house for boat-building project (R)

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    Exterior details

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    Exterior details

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    Exterior details

    Juxtaposition of corrugated aluminum siding and cedar siding (L); Entry deck (R) Photo 6 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Juxtaposition of corrugated aluminum siding and cedar siding (L); Entry deck (R)

    Courtyard deck: Guest Bedroom to the left/Dining center/Living Room & Kitchen to the right Photo 7 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Courtyard deck: Guest Bedroom to the left/Dining center/Living Room & Kitchen to the right

    Courtyard deck: Living Room to the left/Guest Bedroom to the right Photo 8 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Courtyard deck: Living Room to the left/Guest Bedroom to the right

    Courtyard deck Photo 9 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Courtyard deck

    2x2 Cedar railing details Photo 10 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    2x2 Cedar railing details

    Bayside deck (L); East facade (R) Photo 11 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Bayside deck (L); East facade (R)

    Modern home with Office and Desk. Wood shop below house Photo 12 of North Fork Bay House

    Wood shop below house

    Outdoor shower, bathroom, and storage below house Photo 13 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Outdoor shower, bathroom, and storage below house

    Outdoor shower Photo 14 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Outdoor shower

    Kitchen Photo 15 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Kitchen

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    Kitchen

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    Kitchen details

    Dining Photo 18 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Dining

    Wood-burning fireplace at Living Room (L); Window casing detail (R) Photo 19 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Wood-burning fireplace at Living Room (L); Window casing detail (R)

    Bathroom Photo 20 of North Fork Bay House modern home

    Bathroom