Located on a cliff overlooking Oyster Bay on the Northshore of Long Island, this contemporary dwelling was designed for a couple with grown children. The couple had owned the undeveloped property for many years and requested that specific views towards the coastline beyond be incorporated into the new home. This steel, concrete, and stucco dwelling allowed for an open plan with expansive views.

The Architect’s vision was to create a home within a home whereby selected views were framed by a structural “skin” and that all selected interior spaces would be visible from one another. A winding drive brings you to a wall with 3 distinct openings. No windows are visible. The first opening is a portal on axis with the Arrival Drive which frames a distant lighthouse. The 2nd opening frames the Arrival Hall which is within a 2-story atrium with unexpected views of the water. The 3rd portal is the Service Entrance. Interior glass walls separate the primary living areas so that transparency within the home continues through to the exterior vistas. An indoor sky-lit Pool and Guest Rooms are on the lower level.

The main floor is divided so that the Clients’ Bedroom Suite is at one end of the house connected to an open Library/Study. A central Atrium connects the upper Arrival Hall to a lower informal sitting area. The Living Room is surrounded by a wrap-around veranda and serves as an overlook to the coastline. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room has its own exterior patio connecting to the lawn areas below. A lower level Pool is situated below the Living Room with a perimeter skylight wrapping around the veranda above and connected to a Sauna/Spa/Changing Area. Guest Bedroom Suites on the lower level open up to a private cliffside lawn.