Studio Tack updates 1950s Sound View hotel on Long Island's waterfront - architecture and design

Studio Tack updates 1950s Sound View hotel on Long Island's waterfront



Brooklyn firm Studio Tack has revamped a mid-century motel on the North Fork of Long Island to include cabin-like bedrooms and a restaurant that feels "like a ferry crossing the sound".

Completed in 1953, the waterfront Sound View property is located on a private beach in the town of Greenport, less than 200 kilometres from New York City.
Studio Tack redesigned the hotel's guest rooms, restaurant, piano bar and lobby lounge with subtle nods to a traditional nautical aesthetic ? a reference to Greenport's boating and fishing heritage ? as well as New England modernist architecture.

Since Sound View overhangs the shoreline, few modifications could be made to the exterior.
"Current zoning regulations would never let these structures be built so close to the shore in modern times," lead project designer Tiffany Rattray told Dezeen.
"This meant that any exterior work had to be carefully considered, which was extremely limiting."
Inside the lobby is a blend of custom, semi-custom and vintage pieces that aim to "soften the newness of the space", like rewired light fixtures from Upstate New York and porcelain shades made by a local ceramicist.

For the hotel's restaurant, The Halyard, Studio Tack employed a simple palette of white-painted walls and pale oak floors to make the water view the focal point.

The shapes of the chandeliers and sconces reference the Fresnel lenses typically found in lighthouses.

"In the end, we wanted to ce...
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