This new house, in a neighborhood of modestly scaled houses in an historic village on the North Fork of Long Island, responds to the context and to our client’s desire for a classic design with elegantly proportioned and detailed rooms which would complement her collection of fine traditional furniture. Our solution was to create what appears to be a single-story cottage, with symmetrical bays and an embracing, dominant roof. An avid gardener and cook, the client entertains frequently. The house was designed to create a gracious flow between the dining room, living room, and the screened porch and outdoor terrace, which have views across lawn, garden, and farm fields to Gardiner Bay.

Photography by Peter Aaron