This sculptural home is the masterwork of the New York-based Bates Masi + Architects. Set in Matinecock New York, in what once was an early Quaker settlement, the 6,340 sq ft structure provides a city-loving couple the proximity to Manhattan they crave while carving out a more spacious and green lifestyle for their young children.
design draws upon the native Quaker aesthetic of simplicity, humility, and inner focus with its shingle-clad, pitched roof structures kept modest in size – each one turning inwards to its own garden courtyard.
and a strong connection to the outdoors was a major focus of the design with each room, enjoying light-filled views to the outdoors. Illumination was further funneled in via sensitively sculpted roofs and a series of planted retaining walls that slope down to basement level courtyards.
the simple geometry of each volume was emphasized with a near seamless use of shingle cladding. On the lower levels, where bluestone was swapped for shingles, the visual rhythm was maintained through the use of identically dimensioned stone tiles. This pared down approach to palette and pattern is echoed in the home’s interior with oak-clad floor and ceiling panels mirroring each other’s directional flow as they circle around each interior courtyard.
1. Pendant Light – Ochre
2. Wood Dining Chair – Dshop
3. Marble Ring Tray – Dshop
4. Chrystal Pendant Light – Holly Hunt
5. Lounge Chair – Holly Hunt
7. Wood & Cast Bronze Side Table – Caste