Habitat Lifted on Stages

Gravel Hill House

Habitat Lifted on Stages

Gravel Hill House 2005
Peconic, NY

A minimal second home for a couple with two kids.  Outdoor living is the top priority on their criteria list.  Due to the coastal flood condition, the house needs to be elevated.

Pulse Oct. 2014

Site slopes toward south to a gravel hill adjacent to the northern boundary. Climbing up a steep gravel hill, you reach to the views overlooking Long Island Sound and a coastal pond.  The site led the design exploration of lifted levels. 

In counterpoint to the gravel hill, this design invites you climbing levels and discovering inside and outside vistas.  Stages are lifted, a half covered, and a half exposed to views and sky.  Immediate continuation between outdoor and indoor activities is provided.