Studio: Narofsky Architecture and Design
Project: Klaynberg Residence
Location: Sands Point, New York/ USA
Credit: Phillipennis Productions
This residence is situated on a 2+/-acre site and is located on the North Shore of Long Island which is situated on land that was part of the original Gold Coast Guggenheim Estate. The estates history is evidenced by the remaining mature trees, which march through the landscape. The clients have been long time city dwellers and this would be their first suburban home. Part retreat and part home base for their extended family to visit and gather. The groupings of trees were a great influence to the configuration of the house. We conceived a composition, which incorporates a perimeter outer frame creating a tertiary zone mediating between open landscape and the enclosed areas of the house.
The juxtaposition between house form and frame emphasizes porosity when viewed from afar and creates defined views from inside and outside the house. The wine cellar and tasting room have access to a sunken garden that terraces up to the main grade and adjoins a series of reflecting pools, which cross the front of the house. A bridge passes over one of the pools accessing the front entry. All roofs are accessible and have defined uses such as a sitting area around an exterior fireplace and an outdoor theater. The residence’s ventilated façade is clad with book-matched fiber cement panels and marine grade mahogany panels. The stair towers are clad with a translucent polycarbonate system.