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White Pines House
East Hampton, New York, 2007
The setting for this contemporary home on 7 acres is a glacial kettle pond, rare on the East End of Long Island. The forest of mature White pines regenerated after the infamous hurricane of 1938. The house commands southern views over the pond, as does the adjacent secluded pool. A largely native plant palette, along with judiciously placed “erratic’ boulders, provides a seamless connection between landscape and garden. The floating steel staircase of the interior are reinterpreted for the entrance as raised grass platforms.

Photos: (1, 5, 8) Frank Oudeman
Architect: Murdock Young Architects