Andrew Franz updates 1960s home on New York?s Fire Island - architecture and design

Andrew Franz updates 1960s home on New York?s Fire Island



A new guesthouse and swimming pool are among the updates to a 56-year-old home on Fire Island that has been overhauled by American studio Andrew Franz Architect.
Called Fire Island House, the residence is tucked into a wooded site near the beach. The home takes its name from its location ? Fire Island, a barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean that is a popular getaway spot for New Yorkers.
Andrew Franz Architect added a guesthouse to Fire Island House
The project entailed the renovation and expansion of a two-storey, cedar-clad house that was designed by Florida-born architect Horace Gifford, who created dozens of beach cottages on the island. The house dates to 1965.
Manhattan-based Andrew Franz Architect oversaw the project in collaboration with interior Peter Dunham, designer Jamie Bush, and landscape architect Tania Compton. The house has been re-clad with fresh cedar
Fire Island House involved several modifications, including a new guest house and a new swimming pool and terrace. The team also updated the original home and made various adjustments.
The goal was to create additions that were distinguishable from the original design, while also being respectful.

"I think we all fell in love with this house, and therefore only wanted what was best for her," said architect Andrew Franz.
"The project came to be so much more about protecting this iconographic modernist building, not our egos."
The interiors of the modernist house have also been restored
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