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Take a Look At a Knockout Modernist Retreat on Long Island

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Featured in Luxe Interiors + Design magazine's Summer 2015 issue, this dreamy, timber-clad Long Island retreat is the work of local firm Narofsky Architecture. For the clients, a bespoke clothier and his wife, the 1960s split-level house they called home was no longer cutting it, and so they sought out greener pastures in a new-build house on land once occupied by a shingle home in need of . This house, poured concrete clad in reclaimed black locust wood, is quite somethin', comprising volumes stacked in a manner that, from afar may appear helter-skelter, but is actually rather carefully orchestrated. In an interview with the project's structural engineer, Luxe reveals that the house's form was based on an orderly column grid layout.

Inside, you won't find de rigueur whitewashed interiors or books organized by color; instead, there's an eclectic mix of pan-Asian-influenced furnishings and tchotchkes; contemporary seating that takes fleshy, organic forms, and simple concrete and dark-wood finishes. (The interiors are the collaborative work of Jennifer Rusch and Katrina Hermann of Way2Design). The landscape architecture, too—by Jeff Dragan of Logan Landscape Architects—has a signature look, a mix of English oak trees, Japanese umbrella pine, and Colorado blue spruce varieties. For more, head on over to Luxe Interiors + Design.

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