At 97 Mid Ocean Drive, we were immediately struck by the stunning beauty of our oceanfront site and decided to celebrate the landscape of the Hamptons in our design for this 10,000 SF house. We wanted to create harmony among house, land and sea, in a contemporary design that brings the outdoors in. We dissolved the boundaries between interior and exterior living spaces with structural sliding glass walls that disappear into pocket cavities. A triple height staircase atrium fills the interior with natural light and connects to a planted rooftop. The feature outdoor deck, poised above the dunes, provides a focal point for casual summer living with a glass-edged pool, trellised kitchen, dining area, seated fire pit, and multiple areas landscaped with native plantings.
Notably, our design embraces the most advanced sustainable technologies in climate-conscious building including geothermal ground coupling and a solar rooftop panel farm. Even the playfully proportioned facades incorporate high-tech glazing to minimize solar heat gain. The remaining exterior of the house is clad in simple stucco and a randomly staggered horizontal screen of three different sizes of local wood components -- to complement the clean lines of the exterior with an inviting dappling of shade and shadow.