This 7,000-square-foot, single-story heirloom-quality house is situated on a 2-1/2 acre site on southern Long Island.
The project boasts an asymmetrical hip roof with a slate pattern comprised of 16 different-shaped slate tiles and follows a computer-generated mathematical design to make it seem random. The pattern was determined by a 60-square-foot mockup assembled on-site to identify the necessary quantities of each individual size. The two pyramid-shaped roof lanterns are lined in reflective copper and glass and were fabricated offsite and craned into place. Precisely hewn stairs descend out of one window and each window sill is cut to dip slightly.
The exterior walls are 3-3/4" tall by 5" deep, solid white granite with windows of mixed proportions and depth to elicit the feeling they were carved out of stone. To achieve the specific coursing pattern at each window and door opening, every granite piece was cut to the exact size specified in the shop drawings.
The interior Douglas Fir wood flooring, wall, and ceiling paneling were custom-milled on-site to achieve the desired alignment between floor, wall, and ceiling. The large fireplace and 25-foot tower were made of the same white granite of the exterior and were cut to align with the wood interior detail.ith the wood interior detail.