Location: Rye, NY
HOBI Award – Best Out of State Custom Home
Architect & Interiors
Keller Eaton Architects
Sean Jancski Landscape Architects
This custom designed contemporary home sits on a two-acre lot with stunning water views, featuring an open floor plan with an exterior that is in harmony with the natural environment surrounding the home. The home includes the use of natural materials such as stone and timber that it would blend in with the environment, not overwhelm its serene waterfront setting.
With all the major living spaces calling for water views, the solution was to create two central “courtyards” for light and air which bridge the living spaces with the other functional spaces of the home. One courtyard is an open stair in the light filled atrium and the other is an internal Japanese garden shared by the kitchen and the master suite. The open staircase connects all three levels and allows views of all floors simultaneously as well as the surrounding gardens and Long Island Sound.