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Further Lane House

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners

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10,000 sq. feet



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Text by John Morris Dixon, FAIA

Designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners for a family that enjoys entertaining at their second home, this eastern Long Island house is assembled from five quite visible components: three one-story stone-clad structures and a roofed outdoor pavilion, surmounted by a glass-clad volume. Bars of Valmalenco stone clad the first-floor exteriors, appearing inside to identify structural walls as well.

Circulation at ground level is outdoors and under cover, with a tall light monitor providing illumination at a key central point. Portions of the house can be independently occupied, while on busy weekends all of its spaces are active.

Entering the driveway, visitors see an irregular landscape morphing into defined rectangular areas adjoining the house. The first structure one encounters is a single-car garage, with attached storage and studio space. Adjacent to that is the guest house, its two bedrooms separated by a garden court enclosed in translucent etched glass.

The largest ground-floor structure contains three children’s bedrooms, along with the family’s living, dining, and kitchen spaces. The expansive living–dining area overlooks the pool and the outdoor sitting–dining pavilion. Floating above, and supported by all four ground-floor structures, is the glass-walled master suite, where broad views include the neatly stone-bordered rectangles of planted roofs.

Project Credits

Project: Further Lane House, Amagansett, N.Y.
Client: Withheld
Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, New York . Tod Williams, FAIA, Billie Tsien, AIA (partners-in-charge/designers); Vivian Wang (project architect); Aaron Fox (assistant project architect)
General Contractor: Lettieri Construction
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
Mechanical Engineer: ICOR Associates Consulting Engineers
Concrete Consultant: Reg Hough, FAIA, Architectural Concrete Consultant
Window Wall: Front Inc.
Window Wall Consultant: Axis Façades
Roof Gardens: Convert (New York Green Roofs, Amy Falder)
Mechanical Contractor: Kolb Mechanical 
Plumbing: Surf Plumbing
Electrical: MJM Electric 
Systems Control Installer: Systems Design 
Lighting Consultant: Rick Shaver
Millworker: Descience Laboratories
Pool Contractor: Pools by Paul Guillo
Plasterer: Italiano Bros. and see.Painting
Fire Feature: Colombo Construction 
Wood Refinisher: Quality Wood Care, Jakob Prüfer
Size: 10,000 square feet
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