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Waterfront New York Home Gets A Steely New Extension With Prefab Panels

One of the hot trends that architects and homeowners are quickly warming up to across the globe is the use of prefabricated panels and stainless steel frames to create striking metallic homes. Prefabricated wall panels and metal frames bring along with them plenty of advantages that save up on time and improve efficiency. Taking this sustainable and resourceful approach forward is the Far Pond House in Southampton, New York, which acquired a beautiful new extension along with a revamp of the existing home. The creative minds at Bates Masi Architects decided to keep the original skeletal structure of this 1970s waterfront home intact while giving it an imaginative makeover.

Gorgeous backyard deck of the Far Pond Residence offers ample privacy Waterfront New York Home Gets A Steely New Extension With Prefab Panels

Prefabricated shear wall panels make up the core of the revitalized house, along with the new top-level addition that doubled the overall living space of the home. Using these prefab walls allowed the architects to easily solve many spatial and structural conundrums that the project faced. Folded light gauge metal sheets not only added additional strength to the walls, but also ensured that the prefab additions did not disturb the aesthetics of the house. With an ability to withstand high-speed hurricane winds, these lightweight metallic panels also let in ample natural ventilation thanks to their perforated design.

Exquisite top level living area with beuatiful views of the estuary and ocean beyond Waterfront New York Home Gets A Steely New Extension With Prefab Panels

Elegant dining area with glass walls that connect it with the beautiful outdoors

Cozy family room with a sleek fireplace and walls and ceiling with wood paneling

Prefabricated shear wall panels and metallic sheets add solidity to the new extension

Kitchen countertop and shelves that are integrated with the prefabricated shear wall panels

Cozy bedroom with white walls and a ceiling clad in wood

Beautiful bath with a stylish standalone tub and blue accents

Wood brings some much needed warmth to the steel and glass home

Specially engineered laser-cut fins on each of these metallic walls allow the homeowners to wall-mount shelves and accessories with ease. While the lower level of the expansive residence features the master suite along with guest rooms and a beautiful hall, the top level houses the living space, kitchen, dining room, a home bar and a spacious deck area opening toward the distant ocean.

Overlooking the adjacent wetlands, the large glass walls make this an ideal home for those who wish to stay connected with the outdoors at all times!

Second level deck of the New York home with a view of the wetlands

Smart renovation in glass and steel plays off of the framework of the existing house

Entry of the Far Pond House in Southampton, New York surrounded by greenery

Floor plan of teh first and second levels of a renovated New York House

Overall design plan of the Far Pond House

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