Modern Shelter Island Beach House

Modern Shelter Island Beach House

Aaron Able
Aug 12, 2010

Architect Cary Tamarkin focused on the sounds, breezes, views and natural lighting when designing his family's weekend home on Shelter Island. The porch that spans the length of the 2,800 square-foot cottage is ideal for outdoor living and the home does not have air conditioning, instead relying on ocean breezes with the help of strategically placed transoms and windows.

The home's "exterior is clad in 100-year-old cypress meticulously crafted for the home by former shipbuilder George Velmachos of Wright and Company."

Cary Tamarkin is principal of New York architecture firm Tamarkin Co.

For the full article and more images, see Dwell | Shelter Island Retreat via Architects & Artisans | A Home that Hovers over Shelter Island.

Images: Bart Michiels

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