This house is a 4600 SF home on a 2.7 acres of wooded land in the middle of “potato fields” between the fashionable South and East Hampton area of Long Island, New York. It’s spatial configuration invites variety of personalities and occupants, from hermetic individuals to sociable couples or groups, to be “original” and invent their own way of habitation in this structure.

In contrast to most oversized showplaces, Suburban Mansions, and overstated Country Houses, this house is composed of two simple rectangular volumes forming an L-Shaped plan. It engages the landscape and the pleasures of being in the country by framing it. The center of the house is the main public space with a swimming pool, multi- level terraces, and a covered porch with a shower. This space accessible and visible to all other parts of the house, and at times visible to the neighbors and the street, becomes a stage for action and display. This private pool area acts similar to some beaches in the area, where the beach becomes a stage for exhibitionism and spectator-ship by parading bodies. Here one can display to the public one’s private fantasies and desires.

Inspired by Giacometti’s sculpture titled, “Figure in a Box between Two Boxes which are Houses”, the Sagaponac House-43 takes the form of a minimalist structure placed on a platform within the untouched natural landscape.
A large opening within each rectangular volume frame’s the private life in the house and the pool beyond. These openings appear and disappear via a system of metal shutters mounted on the exterior walls, investigating the cultural definition of the domestic enclosure. These metal shutters not only act as a shield against intruders when no one is at home, they also reveal & Conceal private and public hidden motivations, social interaction and exchange within and beyond the house.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, and Side Yard. Photo  of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Outdoor and Front Yard. Photo 2 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Outdoor, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Walkways. Photo 3 of Sagaponac House
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Modern home with Living Room and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 6 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Kitchen, Wall Oven, Engineered Quartz Counter, Dark Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Range Hood. Photo 7 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Coffee Tables, Wood Burning Fireplace, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Chair. Photo 8 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Chair. Photo 9 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Bath Room, Soaking Tub, Medium Hardwood Floor, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, Glass Tile Wall, Corner Shower, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 10 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Outdoor and Small Pools, Tubs, Shower. Photo 11 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Outdoor, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Trees. Photo 12 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Outdoor, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Trees. Photo 13 of Sagaponac House
Modern home with Outdoor, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Trees. Photo 14 of Sagaponac House