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YN-13 House on Shelter Island is an Unusual 3-Volume Residence

YN-13 House on Shelter Island is a very unusual structure that speaks volumes about the advantages of such a residence. Capable of carrying us through different levels of experience, this complex residential three-volume structure is interrupted by “corridors” of outside space.

An imposing two-storey main structure houses the entertaining facilities and living spaces on one floor, and private quarters on the next, while two smaller volumes shelter a guest wing and a garage.  Successfully designing the cedar-clad complex of structures, architects from Manhattan-based Morris Sato Studio, inspired by historic buildings of Kyoto and Kanazawa, Japan, built a terne-coated stainless steel roof that complements the colors and shape of the entire set of boxed structures.

Impressive Three Volume Residence on Shelter Island 2 YN 13 House on Shelter Island is an Unusual 3 Volume Residence

In the interior, the minimally partitioned first level allows for an uninterrupted diagonal flow of loft-like space and the expansive glazing at the corners connecting indoor and outdoor activities. The second level’s bedrooms are punctured with a series of openings and terraces providing light and views. A large interior void joins the two floors in a continuous convection of air ventilating the interior. The single-storied guest wing and garage buildings define an enclosed courtyard space for the swimming pool, gardens and views to the ocean beyond. Come take a look.

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