Outdoor living in amazing summer house

Shelter Island house by Tamarkin Co.

Architect Cary Tamarkin designed 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking Long Island Sound  for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the  “There’s lots of napping, and big dinners on the teak tables out on the porch.”

Guest quarters with two bedrooms anchor the home at ground level. Above, a breezeway separates kitchen, dining and living areas from master suite and children’s bedrooms.

The design challenge, Cary said, was to respond to the forces of the site – its sounds, breezes, views and lighting. “It’s all about outdoor living,” he explained.  “It’s small inside but it was meant to be that way.”

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