The goal of this project is to completely open up an existing 1960’s ranch in Southampton to the garden as the owners love to spend time outdoors. This surgical renovation consists on cutting three large openings at strategic locations of the house and building a lightweight aluminum pergola along the East-West Axis of the property creating a cascade of “outdoor rooms” to be enjoyed during the spring and summer months. In the wintertime, the sails attached to the pergola get stored letting direct sunlight inundate the interior of the house.
Inside, applying a light and restrained material palette throughout the house, painting and staining existing surfaces and giving texture through the stucco and raw steel used for the new fireplace surround and through custom leather pulls for the interior doors and cabinets. All this result into a vibrant sequence of airy, open and informal indoor and outdoor spaces with controlled sun exposure to cook, dine, gather, nap, play and sunbath, bringing the Mediterranean culture’s “savoir-vivre” to the Hamptons.
ARCHITECT: María Milans del Bosch COAM, Maria Milans Studio, LLC, AOR: Miguel Quismondo AIA
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: Luke Amey PE, LIA Engineering, LLC, LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: Francisca Sumar
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Charles Gallanti, Inc
Drawings © Maria Milans Studio, LLC & Photography © Montse Zamorano
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