This project was selected as an Honor winner in the 2022 Residential Architect Design Awards, Custom Home / More Than 3,000 Square Feet category.
“It’s like an art pavilion that you can live in. I like the high concept, formal organization that successfully played out in the linked pavilions.” — Juror Barbara Bestor, FAIA
The designers at Brooklyn-based Young Projects embraced a modular approach for the 3,500-square-foot Six Square House in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Composed of six 24-by-24-foot pieces, the year-round residence—which sits near the center of a 2-acre site that includes a farmhouse and a pool area—draws inspiration from the vernacular typology of gabled barns in the area.
Each module features a prototypical gable clad in deep gray, slatted Accoya that covers and links the exterior walls and roofs. The garage stands alone while the other five squares touch, forming a triangular courtyard. Joined via a continuous ridge and an exterior module that shelters the patio, four enclosed modules serve as the heart of the house.
The masses begin with the same ridge and eave dimensions, but these heights vary toward the interior of the composition, creating swooping volumes that define the living room, the kitchen, the primary bedroom, and the family room. The dynamically sculpted interior spaces—oriented for access to (and views of) the property’s gardens, among other considerations—enhance cross ventilation throughout the house.
Project: Six Square House. Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Architects: Young Projects, New York
Interior Designer: Young Projects
Structural Engineer: Silman
General Contractor: Taconic Builders
Landscape Architect: Coen+Partners
Landscaper: Landscape Details
Size: 3,500 square feet
MATERIALS AND SOURCES
Appliances: Whirlpool, Miele, Insinkerator, Wolf, Subzero.
Bathroom Fixtures: Kohler, Roburn, Kallista, Waterworks, Fantini, Toto, Victoria & Albert, Easydrain
Cabinets: White Oak
Concrete: Polished and sealed
Countertops: ABC Calacatta Caldia honed stone
Exterior Wall Systems: Resawn accoya and western red cedar
Flooring: White Oak Tongue and Groove. Stone tiles from ABC. Tiles from Ann Sacks and Concrete collaborative.
HVAC: Aero Pure
Kitchen fixtures: Dornbracht, Rohl
Lighting: Lucifer, Bega, Filix, Optic Arts
Masonry and Stone: ABC stone.
Roofing: Accoya Rainscreen
Structural System: Wood framing
Wallcoverings: Plaster wall finish, White Oak veneer panel, waterproof plaster
Windows and Doors: Hardware: Emtek, Classic Brass, CR Laurence, Accurate