Architects: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Project Team: Joseph Sevene, Christoph Timm, Jonathan Benner, Katie Bennett, Kerim Kemirkan, Ina Ko, Matthew Jull
Project Area: 204 sqm
Location: Salt Point, New York, USA
Salt Point House is a 2,200-square-foot wood-framed house, stained cedar box punctured with skylights and lined in maple plywood with glazing on its short sides and a perforated corrugated-stainless-steel skin on its long sides.
The client’s demands were basic: They wanted their new house to do everything their old cabin did—it should be small, easy to maintain, and affordable. The program should also be similar and include two bedrooms and baths; a bunk/study room; a large, open living area; and, importantly, a screened porch. “It was an ideal challenge,” says Greg Reaves, a partner at Thomas Phifer and Partners, of the simple requirements. “It was a project we could really get into and work out the details.”