Long Island Sound, Greenport, NY.
The second floor of this 1970s upside-down house was demolished and completely rebuilt during an extensive renovation. The folded planes of the new roof were inspired by the movement of water. Designed to capture spectacular sunset views over Long Island Sound, the expansive windows give the house a clearly Modernist vocabulary. Interior surfaces emphasize organic materials like wood, slate and quartzite. The character of this weekend retreat is strongly influenced by the owner’s collection of contemporary Japanese art.