The Far Pond House is a Durable Yet Panoramic Sanctuary

 - May 5, 2014
References: batesmasi & contemporist
If you need to seek refuge from the pressure of public life, look no further than the Far Pond Home by Bates Masi Architects. This single family residence in South Hampton, New York, is a wood-paneled sanctuary that shields you from all the trials and tribulations of social life.

The architects added an addition to the 1970s kit house, opting for contrast within the panelized system. The architects used prefabricated shear wall panels, which they left exposed for a decorative element. The structure of the perforated panels alters the natural lighting within the house, depending on the way it hits the apertures during any given time of day.

The architects' approach to the construction of the home meant they used less material to achieve a stronger structural capacity, ultimately making it more sustainable. In terms of design aesthetic, the house is warm and family-centric.