Simply trimmed white walls and light, natural hardwood floors create a cohesive feel throughout the home.
For all that they love about the design of their new home, the surrounding nature is what made the couple want to rebuild. “After the fire happened, we went there to assess the situation, but everyone told us they could not salvage anything,” says Roula. “We asked ourselves if we should just pick up, leave, and buy another house, but we really did love it here,” adds Fotis.
Expansive casement and picture windows throughout the home allow the family to play without losing sight of the outdoors.
Winberry recalls a similar sentiment at the beginning of the project: “We came at a time when they did not want to be starting from scratch,” he says. “Yet, we felt there was a beautiful opportunity to do something new and fresh; to build them something from the ground up that would address their growing family.”
A look at the rear of the home, which connects several geometric forms around the open corner concept. The interior seamlessly flows outward to meet a large patio, pool, and sunken entertainment area.
In the end, the long process seems worth it. “When we lived in Manhattan, [our lives] were about doing everything together or nothing at all,” recalls Roula. “Here, we all have a lot more freedom.” Fotis agrees and adds: “It’s like a big game every day. We get to run around, jump around, and I hear my kids laughing all day. That’s really the best reward.”
This article originally appeared in Dwell.
Architect: THE UP STUDIO / @theupstudio
General Contractor: Peconic Development
Window and Door Manufacturer: Marvin / @TheMarvinBrand
Landscape Architect: Bayview Landscape Architecture
Site & Civil Engineer: Northcoast Civil
Photographer: 22 Waves Creative / @22_waves