A year after purchasing a modern house on Old Orchard Lane in East Hampton, the new owners called in Bridgehampton-based architect Blaze Makoid to transform the house from “spec” to “spectacular.” Now Makoid’s efforts have won an Award of Citation at the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Design Awards in the Residential, Small category. This accolade comes just weeks after the design won in the Residential, Over $3 Million category at the AIA Long Island Chapter’s 53rd Annual Archi Awards.
Blaze Makoid Architecture warmed up the aluminum skin of the building by adding wood. A wooden box was added to bisect the main form, which created an entry plinth elevated a few steps above the existing floor. This form is echoed by a new wooden poolhouse opposite.
Two more rooms were added at each end of the existing structure, separated by glass bridges. One is a two-story wood and glass master bedroom and bath at grade level atop a concrete, basement level plinth containing a large dressing room that opens up to the sunken courtyard. The other new room is a home office that screens the sunken driveway, offering an attractive wood facade instead.
Well done, and congrats to Blaze and everyone at Blaze Makoid Architecture!