Cottage on the Pond
Architect: John Notaro
Firm: Notaro Grupp & Associates
Location: Mill Neck, NY
Project Type: New Construction
The goal of this project was to incorporate contextual design that blends well with the landscape and provides the owner with wonderful, year-round water views. The presence of the existing manor house and the requirements of the local Architectural Review Board dictated a casual, traditional design using natural materials. The siting of the home was set to maximize the water views from all major interior rooms. The large, water-facing terrace was provided with a wall of French doors to blend the function of the two spaces. The traditional style and window sizes available from Marvin windows worked well with the design concept. The project also required that the windows be coastal and impact-resistant.