The Orient Point House is a weekend retreat for a New York City-based couple with two small children. Located on a magnificent site overlooking Long Island Sound, the house is a renovation and addition to a 60s split-level house originally designed in 1959 by Olindo Grossi, dean of the Pratt School of Architecture. The house, positioned on the bluff closer to the water than what would be allowed under current code, has spectacular views of the sound to the north and of beautifully landscaped woodlands to the south. The renovation and addition accentuates the transparency of the house, creating views through the house to the water and opening the house to the landscape.
Working with the original split-level section, exterior terraces accessible from the new master bedroom suite and dining and living areas extend to the rooftop and create a series of linked outdoor rooms overlooking the water. The material palette of natural wood siding, glass, stainless steel cable rail and colored laminate plywood works with the spirit of the original house and offers a rich and harmonious back-drop for the client’s eclectic mix of furniture and collectibles.
PROJECT TEAM: Timothy Bade, Jane Stageberg, Martin Cox, Prashant Prabhu, Andrew Skey