Project Name: House Renovation/Addition – Westhampton Beach, NY
Area: 5,000 SF
This project called for the renovation of an existing house and grounds. The client required a design sensitive to the needs of the entire family, which includes a member who requires the use of a wheelchair.
Landscaping and grading were critical in the design of transitions between interior, exterior and the street. A new entry ramp creates a single path to the front door. A second ‘natural ramp’ connects the front entry to the street via a slope created by gentle grading.
A new pool and deck are level with the first floor. The pool is surrounded by a slightly raised buffer of river stone, creating an aesthetically pleasing design feature which is also a safety stop for a wheelchair. The pool was designed with a series of curbs and levels, including a shallow portion of the pool that is 6” in depth. A new hot tub and outdoor shower support the family at leisure.
Interior spaces were reorganized for function and flow. The house has been opened and connected to the exterior rear yard by creating large windows and doors directly onto the new rear deck and pool. Auto release mechanisms have been installed on all doors, and a new elevator conveys between the floors.
PJCArchitecture: Philip J. Consalvo, Ana Teresa Calmon Ribeiro, Francesco Del Conte, Aoife Colman, Nick Garate, Jacqueline van Biene
Contractors: Quadrant Development Consultants, Inc. – Front Ramp
Gentry Construction – House, Pool, and Deck
Interior Design: Michael Angelo Stuno Design