Bespoke Tailor’s Residence

Bespoke Tailor’s Residence

Architect
Narofsky Architecture
Location
Old Westbury, NY, USA | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Private Houses
Phillip Ennis Productions
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Exterior soffits/ceilings + fireplace – fibre-cement panelsInvestwood
Translucent Building SkinKalwall
Transparent Resin Accent Panels - Custom3form
Kitchen Cabinetry – Customeggersmann
Continuous Membrane Roofing SystemKEMPER SYSTEM
WindowsLoewen

Product Spec Sheet
Exterior soffits/ceilings + fireplace – fibre-cement panels
Translucent Building Skin
by Kalwall
Transparent Resin Accent Panels - Custom
by 3form
Kitchen Cabinetry – Custom
Continuous Membrane Roofing System
Windows
by Loewen

Bespoke Tailor’s Residence

Narofsky Architecture as Architects

The concept of Be·spoke was the driving force in a collaboration that resulted in this personally defined dwelling for a prominent tailor who enjoys entertaining and gardening. The client desired an environmentally sustainable house, married to its landscape, which included a 3.75 acre mini arboretum strewn with abstract concrete sculptures and paths.

 

We responded to program and site by designing a “J” shaped plan surrounding a central garden and future pool. The house rises from the site in a series of volumes that remain a single room in width, allowing for abundant natural light. This upward spiral of spaces evolves from public spaces (kitchen, dining, living) towards private (children's and master suites and a third floor study). Multiple outdoor rooms and balconies take advantage of the comfort of the natural setting and maintains the close relationship that the exterior of the house has to its setting.

 

We were really able to execute the high-level of customization in this work becasue of the design build approach we used. A constant connection to the site and the construction process through having our people on site every day allowed every detail to come together exactly as botht he clients and the deisgners wanted and lefft everyone involved with a strong personal attachment to the house.

 

The home has become a canvas for the client’s continued landscape projects, various creative plantings,vined trellises, and rooftop vegetable gardens. 


Material Used :

1. Eggersman – Kitchen Cabinetry – Custom

2. Kemper – Continuous Membrane Roofing System

3. Loewen - Windows

4. Kalwall – Translucent Building Skin

5. Cast in-place Concrete – Structure and Walls

6. Reclaimed Black Locust – Wood Siding – harvested from trees on the property downed by Hurricane Sandy

7. Viroc – exterior soffits/ceilings +fireplace – fibre-cement panels

8. 3Form – Transparent Resin Accent Panels - Custom

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