This House In New York Has An Elevated Design To Protect It From Flooding

Bates Masi + Architects has completed a new and modern house in Sagaponack, New York, that has an elevated design due to the it being located on a flood-prone site. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #HouseDesign #WoodFacade

Bates Masi + Architects have completed a new house in Sagaponack, New York, that has an elevated design due to it being located on a flood-prone site.

The house overlooks a coastal pond and the ocean beyond. Rather than hiding the flood damage prevention measures, the design takes advantage of them. The house, pool, decks, and sanitary field are elevated and broken apart to let flood waters flow around and between them.

Bates Masi + Architects has completed a new and modern house in Sagaponack, New York, that has an elevated design due to the it being located on a flood-prone site. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #HouseDesign #WoodFacade

The board and batten wood facade is similar to nearby vernacular structures, while its two-layer composition allows for selective control over its opacity. Upon entry to the home, it’s easy to see that some of the boards have been omitted, allowing the battens to form an open screen. This is to let floodwater flow through it per FEMA regulations.

Bates Masi + Architects has completed a new and modern house in Sagaponack, New York, that has an elevated design due to the it being located on a flood-prone site. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #HouseDesign #WoodFacade

In the living room, wood-clad walls surround the fireplace, while vertical windows on either side provide glimpses of the trees in the distance.

In this modern living room, wood clad walls surround the fireplace, while vertical windows on either side provide glimpses of the trees in the distance. #ModernLivingRoom #Fireplace #WoodWalls #InteriorDesign

In the dining area, there’s a recess in the ceiling with hidden lighting, while a minimalist light hangs above a wood dining table. Sliding glass doors open to the deck outside that has ocean views.

In this modern dining area, there's a recess in the ceiling with hidden lighting, while a minimalist light hangs above a wood dining table. Sliding glass doors open to the deck outside that has ocean views. #DiningRoom #Lighting #ModernInterior

Adjacent to the dining area is the kitchen, where light wood has been combined with a black countertop and backsplash.

In this modern kitchen, light wood has been combined with a black countertop and backsplash. #ModernKitchen #WoodAndBlackKitchen #KitchenDesign

Wood and steel stairs connect the main level of the home to the upper level. The stair handrails play with the light and cast diagonal shadows to the space.

Wood and steel stairs connect the main level of this home to the upper level. The stair handrails play with the light and cast diagonal shadows to the space. #ModernStairs #SteelHandrail #StairDesign

In the master bedroom, light-colored walls, curtains, and furniture have been combined with wood elements and a fireplace to create a calming environment.

In this modern master bedroom, light colored walls, curtains, and furniture have been combined with wood elements and a fireplace to create a calming environment. #MasterBedroom #ModernBedroom #BedroomDesign

In the master bathroom, two wood vanities are separated by a small bench, while wood wainscoting has been used to add a unique design element to the space.

In this modern master bathroom, two wood vanities are separated by a small bench, while wood wainscoting has been used to add a unique design element to the space. #MasterBathroom #BathroomDesign
Photography by Bates Masi + Architects | Architects: Bates Masi + Architects | Contractor: K. Romeo Inc. | Interior Designer: Select Furniture from Wyeth