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36SML House



  • David Leven
  • Stella Betts
  • Andrew Feuerstein
  • Alexis Kraft
  • Deric Mizokami
  • Sebastian Mardi
  • Angi Tsand
  • Edwin May
  • Bret Quagliara


  • Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
  • Interior and Lighting Designer: Tillotson Design Associates
  • General Contractor: RoBoCo Inc

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8,000 sq. feet
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This project was featured in our March issue, see ARCHITECT's past coverage of it here

Project Description


36SML House in Amagansett, New York is an 8,000 square foot house on a suburban lot a near the sea where the primary design charge was to create a big, but informal house. The design solution, was a triple-spoked house comprised of thin wings joined at an outdoor center created an alternative site plan, counter to the traditional “front yard-back” yard organization.

The spaces are easily cross-ventilated while also having views outward across the width of the wings. The ends of the wings then open onto a series of outdoor experiences. At the conjunction of the three wings above the covered entry, an outdoor amphitheater ascends to the roof deck. This slowly stepped outdoor space creates a large open gathering area on the second floor, opening up the house to the ocean air and sunlight. In addition, this open outdoor space allows for a natural chimney effect where cool sea breezes push warm air up and through the house.


And check out our previous coverage of the LevenBetts' 36SML House by ARCHITECT assistant editor Sara Johnson.

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