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An Oceanfront, Southampton Home Built 17 Feet Above Sea Level

10.16.15 | By
An Oceanfront, Southampton Home Built 17 Feet Above Sea Level
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Besides having a really cool, unforgettable name, Blaze Makoid is a master architect based in Bridgehampton, New York, whose latest project is Daniels Lane. The oceanfront residence sits on a narrow, one acre lot in the village of Sagaponack, which found itself having to abide by the 2010 revision of FEMA flood elevation laws. The new mandate requires all first level elevations be at least 17 feet above sea level to prevent flooding. Add on top of that the 40 foot height allowance and its high velocity (VE) wind zone location, Makoid had many design and structural challenges to solve.

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Makoid looked at the nearby 1970 Tarlo “Wall House by Tod Williams and the 1979 Norman Jaffe Perlbinder House for inspiration when it came to the design. To make the most of the ocean views, 15 foot wide, floor-to-ceiling, sliding glass panels were installed on the back, which first opens up to the pool and patio area.

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A two-story entry facade clad in travertine is interrupted with a cantilevered wooden box that houses the interior stair landing.

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The open living room, dining room, and kitchen look out to the water and benefit from all the glass.

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The upstairs houses three identical children’s rooms that are lined up west to east.

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Even the kids great breathtaking views!

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.