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North Sea House in Southold on Long Island

Large Suffolk County Residence, NY Real Estate, USA – design by Berg Design, Architects

Oct 13, 2019

North Sea House on Long Island

Architects: Berg Design

Location: Southold on the North Fork of Long Island, NY, USA

North Sea House, Suffolk County

North Sea House on Howard Beach

Photos: Edward Caruso

Hurricane Sandy had taught the couple to be brave in the face of adversity and to place less value on material possessions. With these important lessons in mind and broad instructions for a “modern, sleek beach house”, a residence with interlocking interior and exterior space was designed that seamlessly connected to the landscape.

North Sea House on Howard Beach

At roughly 2500 square feet, the home has an astounding 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a home office, double height living room, kitchen and dining area, including a 32 feet wide sliding glass door opening and small swimming pool.

North Sea House on Howard Beach

The extremely tight building size, siting restraints from local zoning and state coastal codes were the design team’s greatest challenges but also informed the design principles for the house. The house is so close to the water that one feels as if they are on a boat. This theme is especially apparent in the upstairs bedrooms; all have private balconies which add to the “cabin” feel. The finished roof deck has been coined the “observation deck” and all rooms have sweeping views of the Connecticut sound.

North Sea House on Howard Beach

The materials used on the building are all high tech and durable to stand the test of time. The exterior skin is an innovative fiber cement panel from Germany that does not need to be painted or maintained. It also prevents rot and deterioration by allowing an inch of deep air space between the panels and the building.

North Sea House on Howard Beach

This “rain screen” system allows the building to breathe and dry out in harsh weather conditions. Natural cedar wood siding accents offer a material counterpoint to the pure white panels. The windows are heavy anodized aluminum frames with energy efficient double pane glazing separated by argon gas and a low e coating. The build was also built in line with FEMA flood regulations.

North Sea House on Howard Beach

North Sea House, Southold – Building Information

Project size: 2500 ft2
Completion date: 2016

North Sea House on Howard Beach

Photography: Edward Caruso

North Sea House in Southold on the North Fork of Long Island images / information from Berg Design Architects

Location: Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, USA

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