The Amagansett House designed by Francois de Menil Architect PC is located in New York, United States. With its roots in Eastern Long Island’s modernist design explorations during the 1950s and 1960s, the Amagansett House exemplifies functional simplicity and energy conservation in its resolution of client program and site conditions. The poetry of the house is in its restrained, simple form and lines, which create a sense of serenity in harmony with the site.
The Amagansett house is designed for a family with two young children. The clients requested a single storey three bedroom modern house with natural light and air and a feeling of lightness. Adjacent to fresh water wetlands and located within a FEMA flood zone, the three bedroom house is located on a third of an acre site just off the Atlantic Ocean. The Amagansett House has energy efficient goals that are reflected in the east-west orientation of the plan, the high R value insulation throughout, the cross ventilation from the clerestory windows, the deep overhanging roof and sun louvers and the lack of air-conditioning.