Overlooking the water in Southampton, the Island Creek House is a departure from the usual New York City high-rises Tamarkin Co. is known for. Along with a natural stone foundation, old-growth cypress harvested from the south form the rustic facade. These timber planks have been slow-cured in deep water for a century to provide a durable exterior that will slowly weather to a grey hue over time. Internally, the natural palette continues with new-growth cypress-clad walls and ceilings, a floating concrete staircase, and large picture windows mounted in blackened steel. Outdoor spaces are created by a top story covered terrace and a cantilevered deck, expanding the interior out into the surrounding landscape.
Photos: Bart Michiels / Tamarkin Co.