2023 Honor Award
Large-Scale Residential Design
House on the Bluff
LaGuardia Design Group
Robert Young Architecture & Interiors
Men at Work Construction
James C Grimes Land Design
Site Plan: LaGuardia Design Group
Photo: Anthony Crisafulli
About the Project:
This renovated, modern beach house sits high on the Montauk bluffs with exceptional panoramic ocean views and privacy. Bordered by a nature preserve; this narrow, topographically challenging site presented many initial constraints that became the impetus for the design.
Sensitive interventions such as elevated walkways and the use of native vegetation, provide amenities to the site while preserving the bluff. The use of plants native to the Montauk bluffs, stitch the site into the larger ecological context of the East End.
In confronting future and current bluff destabilization, which plagues Montauk, this project exemplifies low impact development and bluff stabilization techniques.