Project: Bluff House
Architects: Robert Young
Location: Montauk, New York, USA
Photographs by: Michael Moran
Bluff House by Robert Young
Robert Young has completed the Bluff House in Montauk, New York. This beautiful modern dwelling is overlooking Block Island Sound and is surrounded by lush greenery, a common theme in the designs of this studio, for example, the Kettle House project in Wainscott or the Mitchell Lane House project in Bridgehampton.
Perched on a bluff overlooking Block Island Sound, the property is a flag lot at the edge of a new subdivision, bordered on three sides by water, wetlands, and woods. The client asked us to design a house with a minimal impact on the pristine landscape, maximum exposure to the views and all the amenities of a year round vacation home.
The basic requirements of each space were considered integrally with the effects of sunlight, breezes and views. The house was conceived as a lens, continually framing and magnifying the subtle changes in the surrounding environment.