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  • Paul Masi, AIA, LEED AP, Bates Masi Architects
  • Aaron Weil, Bates Masi Architects
  • General Contractor: Paul Pianpiano, Wright & Co. Construction, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
  • Structural Engineer: Phil Murray, Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York
  • Landscape Architect: Tom Lee, Stephen Stimson Associates, Falmouth, Mass.
  • Michael Moran

Project Status


Year Completed



8,965 sq. feet



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Project Description

Custom / More than 3,000 Square Feet / Merit
Presented with a dense program and pristine setting, Paul Masi, AIA, LEED AP, practiced the art of subtraction in this house, sandwiched between a pond and the Atlantic Ocean. Sections of the long, barnlike building are pared away, establishing a clear formal plan and visual bridges from one side of the site to the other. “As the big idea trickled down, we used CNC and waterjet fabrication to further simplify the design,” Masi says. Corian in the kitchen and baths was CNC-milled, and a Cor-Ten retaining wall at the entrance cantilevers upward to become a waterjet-cut handrail.

The jury was impressed with the plan clarity, the geothermal heating and cooling, and the vegetated roofs. One praised it for achieving “simplicity in a very large diagram. It could have gotten out of control, but didn’t.” —Cheryl Weber, LEED AP
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