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.