This time we want to present Hamptons Modern House Designed by Workshop/APD. Manhattan design firm Workshop/APD cofounder Andrew Kotchen and Matt Berman craft public and private spaces that demonstrate a keen understanding of how people interact with modern design. Team designs are deeply rooted in the human experience, architects search inspiration in fashion, history, food and, of course architecture.
The Manhattan design firm were hired by Vicki Kaplan and her family to create a new home in Water Mill. The client wanted a very modern and environmentally friendly home so many sustainable features were used in this project. It even received LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
By the request of the client’s architects aimed to blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors and to create a house that would bring nature in. The architects took advantage of the luxurious views of the Hudson.
Hamptons Modern House has no formal dining room, just a small table in a corner of the living room and a big table in the open kitchen.
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Clients requested cozy interior of low-maintenance. Workshop/APD team opted for the simple but striking exterior of zinc panels and pale gray cement-fiberboard siding, which needs just an occasional power-washing to stay in brilliant shape. Special attention was given to an open staircase. Designed to be always flooded with light it leads down to a teen-friendly rest room with Ping-Pong table and an overstuffed sofa perfect for watching a large-screen projection TV.
Even on the foggiest of days the interior feels bright because of large windows, ample skylights, and oversize sliding glass doors—mostly facing south and an open field beyond let in a lot of natural light. Andrew Kotchen used a soothing, calming color palette for the interior that makes the house disappear into the landscape, or into a gray sky in winter.
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