Blaze Makoid Architecture Project is People’s Choice at AIA Peconic Design

A glimpse inside Blaze Makoid's South Harbor project in North Haven.

Blaze Makoid Architecture’s South Harbor project in North Haven recently won the People’s Choice Award at the American Institute of Architects Peconic Chapter’s 2018 Daniel J. Rowen Memorial Design Awards, held on Saturday, December 1, in East Hampton.

Spread across a pair of half-acre waterfront lots, the firm designed this 6,000-square-foot home to take full advantage of the sweeping views across Sag Harbor Cove, the village wharf and a small saltwater pond, according to a press release.

“At the approach, the form of the house is presented as primarily a solid — simple and tight, the only interruption being a stone clad stair tower,” the release said, “while the water side of the house is a more complex, glazed composition — a series of stacked and shifted glass panels.”

At the center of the home, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall glass panels open on both sides to create a true indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and facilitate entertaining over the course of the day, while simple, timeless materials — including wood, glass and stone — give the modern aesthetics a warm, comfortable feel that would easily transition throughout the seasons.

“The northern wall opens to an expansive front patio, while the southern wall retracts leading directly to the pool,” the release said. “This natural integration of indoor/outdoor living enables gatherings to seamlessly transition from waterside activities during the day to a quiet outdoor dining experience in the garden court in the evening.”

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