Comprised of two separate dwellings, the East Lake House is a weathered weekend retreat in Montauk. The individual gabled structures serve as the main house and a garage with guest accommodations. Both are clad in unfinished cedar planks that will develop a silvery patina over time while raw zinc roofs and bronze hardware will add their own weathered character to the exterior. Inside, black steel beams were left exposed to break up the white-washed walls. White oak flooring adds a subtle warmth to the interior's contemporary palette. While the roadside facade is largely closed off for privacy, an abundance of glazing at the rear of the home draws the focus to views of Lake Montauk. Each volume is fitted with a series of sliding glass doors, offering access to the central lawn where residents and guests can gather at the poolside cabana.
Photos: Michael Moran / Ryan Young Architects