Old Sag Harbor Road by Blaze Makoid Architecture
The Old Sag Harbor Road residence is a beautiful, contemporary house located in the dense wooded area of Southampton, New York. It was designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture, a studio that has already made a few appearances on our site, most notably with their Martis Camp 506 and Daniel’s Lane Residence projects.
This four-bedroom abode offers 7,100 square feet of sunlit living spaces that project beautiful views of lush, green forests in every direction, surrounded by a beautifully landscaped deck area.
This 7,200 square foot home was designed for an energetic couple who envisioned the project as a secret hideout among the trees. One of the owners is an interior designer with an architecture degree; he served as a key collaborator and tackled design challenges as part of the team.
The house is long and narrow with an efficient footprint. Its horizontal form allows the second floor mass to float above the landscape and cantilever at both ends. By nestling the residence into the side of a south-facing existing slope, we were able to introduce a light-filled walk-out lower level.
At the main level, a 22 foot wide sliding door unit opens completely, connecting indoors and outdoors in a way that’s perfect for the clients’ frequent entertaining. Outside, a negative edge pool reflects the surrounding landscape.
The airy interiors draw from the owners’ interest in loft-like living with a refined edge. Early in the design process, we established the interior staircase as a central sculptural element that weaves all three levels together. A three-sided fireplace clad in blackened steel punctuates the open plan of the living, dining and kitchen areas and establishes zones for each purpose.
Walnut detailing recurs as a theme that accents thresholds into rooms and marks movement through spaces.
The clients own an extensive wine collection, so the climate-controlled wine room, with blackened steel supports and custom walnut shelving, was a must-have and is used as a backdrop to a custom banquette in the adjacent game room. Surrounded by pristine woods and clad in cedar, this is a project that celebrates the forest and all its delights.