bromley caldari completes A-frame re-think on fire island, new york
 
bromley caldari completes A-frame re-think on fire island, new york
jun 01, 2015

bromley caldari completes A-frame re-think on fire island, new york

bromley caldari completes A-frame re-think on fire island, new york
all images courtesy of bromley caldari 

 

 

 

sitting on the coast of new york’s fire island, is a typical 1960s three story A-frame. unfortunately in the 50 years since it’s initial construction, time hasn’t been very kind. bromley caldari architects, in charge of the project, were handed a derelict structure with a tight spiral staircase haphazardly placed, four dark musty bedrooms, a leaky roof, and a cracked pile foundation. still, it had potential. 

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entrance 

 

 

 

bromley caldari began the project by taking advantage of a local law that permits bay windows to project up to two feet from the building envelope. once extended, a larger staircase was staggered at different elevations on either side of the home, with a cat-walk balcony from the master bedroom to connect the two. commons areas and the kitchen are openly placed on the bottom floor with the master bedroom taking the entirety of the second. in the top space is a crow’s nest perfect for relaxing with a book or a quick bit of privacy. from any point on the three levels, inhabitants have clear views to the water. and, to make things just a bit sweeter, there’s a crystal clear pool just a few yards from the back door. the ‘A-frame re-think’ is a light-filled structure, simple and to the point, just like it was intended to be

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back deck 

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from kitchen hallway 

bromley caldari A frame re think fire island designboom
bedroom 

bromley caldari completes A-frame re-think on fire island, new york
top floor crows nest 

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first floor commons area and kitchen 

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commons area with pool 

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sunset

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site overview 

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sketch 

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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