The Northwest Peach Farm which is based in East Hampton, New York is completed designed by the Bates Masi Architects. This residence is primarily used when the clients’ extended family comes from England for long visits them, used to relax and to reconnect with their family and nature, far away from the city crowds and its traffic, at a retreat they neither want nor need to leave for a month.
Make every day of that month unique is the design objective, it is achieved by providing a range of the destinations within the site with the diverse scales, functions and views: from gathering in the expansive living room which is overlooking the fields of the former peach orchard to reading alone on a shaded bench between the library and the edge of the forest. Which is further increasing the variety, the multiple paths and the hallways is connect each destination. Finally, as a result of it’s, each detail and the custom furnishing is designed to make the mundane rituals into the thoughtful events.
For the example, in the kitchen, the roiling cutting boards is rides in track down the long island; it is turning the meal preparation into an assembly line for everyone’s participation. Those not cooking can make a selection from the wine room; it is where the bottles cast a pattern of the shadow through a glazed wall into the main entrance. In the evening, the dining table can be configured: the stainless steel tubes is running the length of the table which is can be rotated to reveal the candleholders, flower vase holders, or flat surfaces for hot dishes. While at the other times, the tubes can be removed and through filled with the ice for chilling drinks. There is a dining on the roof deck at sunset, barbequing on the terrace, lunch in the shade of the pool house canopy or take a breakfast in the screened porch for a change of pace. As a result, each space is unique, making each meal special.
Inside this project, even the morning routine activities becomes as event. A ribbon of stone is traces the morning rituals in the kid’s room. The bed is starting as a nightstand, it is becomes a bench for their pile of the clothes, a desk for checking the email, a sink in the bathroom and finally the shower floor. Hidden steel hooks pivot up from the mahogany bench, it is placed in the parent’s master closet, and it is for hang the day’s outfit choices.
The architect client’s is wanted to be gathering a place for their family where it is full of the memories for the generations to come. Thus the materials are chosen not only for the durability but also for their gradual which is changes over in many years. As the weathering limestone is becomes darker, the copper sliding and roofing will slowly turn into green. The window system will stand the test of the time unchanged. An English company has the manufactures the same industrial steel windows for over 150 years and many early examples are still in tact. The structure’s environmental impact over the generations is minimized by a geothermal heating and a cooling system, green roofs, organics finishes, and a triple glazed windows. The clients look forward to many tranquil summers together with their family in the house.
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Photography by Michael Moran