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Surfside Residence by Steven Harris Architects

The Surfside Residence sits within the bluffs of Montauk, a beach community in East Hampton, New York, where summer dreams are made. Designed by Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts and Partners (interiors and landscape) as a series of volumes, the home blends the interior and exterior spaces, extending the square footage.

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A glass box makes up one of the lower volumes and the transparent structure contains the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors fully open letting the space continue outdoors.

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The picturesque swimming pool wraps around the glass volume making the enticing water visible from every room.

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The upper volume houses the master bedroom wing that’s designed as an open floor plan. It hovers over the pool and gives the owners views of the ocean.

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When the sliding glass doors are open, it’s almost like you’re living outdoors. The glass volume is attached to a structure that contains the garage and a guest wing above.

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Landscaping plays a key role in the design of the house making it feel like the home is meant to be there.

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Interior design by Rees Roberts + Partners LLC (Lucien Rees Roberts, Partner, Kate Rizzo).
Landscape design by Rees Roberts + Partners LLC (David Kelly, Partner).

Photos by Scott Frances/OTTO.

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.