Bayside House

Long Island, NY
6,900 square feet
Type: Houses
Located next to a small waterfront park, this modern family house is designed to celebrate indoor/outdoor living and family gatherings and embrace its stunning bay views. The family entertains frequently and host friends and extended family, so they wanted an inviting modern house where everyone would feel at home.

The house presents a rigorously geometric facade to the street, which is softened by the pale warm gray stained wood cladding. Visitors enter the foyer on axis with the expansive water view—the most important element of the house. Natural light filters through the open treads of a custom oak staircase, creating a play of light and shadow that shifts throughout the day.
The house is organized by a C-shaped plan that connects the three primary entertaining spaces: the open kitchen and living room, a gracious dining room scaled for large family gatherings, and a screened porch with seating and dining areas. The C-shaped plan wraps these family spaces around the outdoor terrace, and, like the prow of a ship, extends them out toward the water. The living room, kitchen and dining room feature floor to ceiling window walls offering unbroken vistas of the bay and the pool on the lawn below.

Key People

Catherine Bird

Christopher Kitterman
Project Lead


Deborah Berke Partners

Amie Weitzman Design
Interior Design

Hanington Engineering
Structural/MEP Engineer

Hollander Design
Landscape Architect

PHT Lighting Design, Inc.
Lighting Designer

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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.