A03. Hidden Path Residence


Client: Private

Architecture Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Contractor: Artisan Construction Associates

Engineers: Robert Silman Associates & Joseph Fischetti, P.E.

Photographer: Peter Aaron Architectural Photography

Landscape Architect: Buttercup Design Group

Consultants: TRM Enterprises, Shearman Cabinetry, Loewen, Vermont Slate, Riverhead Building Supply

The project was to optimize views of the water while maintaining privacy, creating sizable outdoor living spaces that respect the close proximity of neighbors, and creating a clear sense of separation between the public and private spaces of the house despite the compact footprint allowable on the site. The house is sited to take full advantage of the relationship to the bay, with a primary view and circulation axis that is directly aligned through the shoreline reeds to the water. The house is organized via two perpendicular volumes that intersect to provide a clear sense of movement to the water. The low single story pavilion, houses the public functions of the house and provides direct access to the outdoors, while the two story copper volume contains the private spaces which are oriented to provide framed views out to the bay.