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Janari Residence - East Hampton, NY

Photographer: Peter Aaron

Architect/Designer: Cook + Fox Architects

Client: COOKFOX Architects

Shoot Date:
May 12, 2008
Existing on the site was a cedar shingle home which was built in the 1920s and moved once from its original location further away from the Atlantic Ocean after several hurricanes hit the coast. For renovations to begin code required the replacement of the original balloon framing. Therefore the entire house was deconstructed and then reframed in the same shape and shingle style of the original house, as required by the local township. Modern details were added and an extensive landscaping scheme developed to restore the existing sand dune. A green roof was installed on the adjacent support building thereby extending the coverage of the dune. More than 10,000 square feet of beach grass were planted and thousands of native plants added to the site to slow the drainage of water and preserve the dune. The exterior color of the house and the landscape palette were carefully integrated.
Additionally, the exterior of the house was desigined to completely close in the off-season to reduce energy use. In the event of a hurricane this series of folding and rolling shutters would also serve to protect the house. A trough running below the surrounding deck serves to collect rainwater for landscaping use and a opens up to redirect water sway from the house in the event of a storm surge.
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