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2019 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home 3,001 - 4,000 sq. ft.


House in the Dunes


Westhampton Dunes, N.Y.

Architect/Designer | Daniel Contelmo Architects

Builder | Coastal Management LLC

Interior Designer | Adams Interior Design

Photographer | Daniel Contelmo Architects

The front tower recalls a lighthouse, while the playful arch is carried through to the rear for consistency. The side porch not only widens the look, but allows one-level living and access to the rear deck and pool.  Details at the corners are meant to resemble shutters, in a modern interpretation of a traditional cottage element.  Lattice was used to close in the necessary pile foundation. 

The windows are located to frame views and maintain privacy from neighboring houses.  The large windows, porches, and balconies are on the front and rear of the house, focusing the views from the interior on the beach, and the side porch creates privacy for the windows on the left side.  The interior was designed to have an open feeling with a panoramic view of the bay.  Details and furniture were kept simple to keep the focus on the view. The beams in the great room break up an otherwise large and flat ceiling.

From the Judges
Judges called House in the Dunes a playful, quirky, post-modern house with a cool view.   

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