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Blaze Makoid-designed Sagaponack House Wins AIA Award

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[Courtesy Blaze Makoid]

This modern glass and stone house by Blaze Makoid, on Daniels Lane in Sagaponack, has just won the 2015 Excellence in Architecture Award from the AIA Long Island Chapter, in the Residential, Over $3 Million category. On a narrow one acre oceanfront lot, the house was required to be 17 feet above sea level in accordance with FEMA flood requirements. The building was also required to be no more than 40 feet high and all construction had to be landward of the Coastal Erosion Hazard Line.

The house is very modern and up to date, yet was inspired by two local notable houses, the 1979 Tarlo Wall House by Tod Williams and Norman Jaffe's 1969 Perlbinder House. While the interior and exteriors are spare to the point of spartan, the use of natural materials such as African teak and Calcutta marble warm the building up and also allude to the dunes and coast surrounding the house. The travertine façade features a single opening with a cantilevered stair hovering above the ground. The second level is like a giant glass drawer. Fifteen-foot-wide floor to ceiling glass sliding panels maximize the ocean view on the first floor. (We love the suspended glass fireplace in the dining area.) Congratulations to all involved in the project.

· Blaze Makoid [Official Site]