New York

Team: Spring Architecture + Design, MAXX Properties Real Estate

Project Type: Residential

Size: Approx. 50,000 ft²

SPRING pushed the boundaries of architectural and interior design through an extensive visualization project for the construction of a microhousing apartment complex in New York. Aimed at providing innovative design solutions, this project provides affordable housing options while promoting sustainability, diversity & inclusivity, and community engagement.

Three different design prototypes have been developed. The first is a modern metropolitan building located near a transit line within the city. The second is a contemporary classic building with a pool and communal grounds, situated within biking distance to public transportation in the outskirts of the metropolitan area. The third prototype is a standalone micro-home designed for a potential block of micro-houses in a suburban setting outside the city. The chosen building would serve as a model for future microhousing projects across the country.

The microhousing project by SPRING Architecture + Design is an inspiring pursuit that challenges traditional housing norms. It promotes affordability, sustainability, and community engagement while encouraging creativity, minimalism, and social connections. It reimagines the possibilities of small-scale living and offers a fresh approach to housing.

East Hampton, New York

Team: Spring Architecture + Design; RMG Associates (Architect of Record); Glenn Lawton (Landscape Designer) ; Bakes & Kropp (Kitchen Company); Wirth & Company Construction

Project Type: Residential

Size: 7,454 ft²

Architectural Vision and Design

Nestled atop a bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound, the Bluff House epitomizes coastal luxury with its breathtaking views and private beach. Designed with sustainability at its core, the house combines natural materials like glass, wood, stone, and Alaskan Yellow Cedar siding to create a striking exterior. The traditional shingle roofing and custom glass pivot doors add to its elegance, inviting guests into a sophisticated yet welcoming space.

Interior Elegance and Sustainability

The interior of the Bluff House reflects a commitment to both style and sustainability. The use of natural materials continues inside, where wood, glass, stone, and metal converge to form a harmonious and inviting environment. The open kitchen is a highlight, featuring custom cabinetry, a functional island bar, and sleek design, perfect for entertaining and daily life.

Accommodations and Features

This expansive home includes 8 bedrooms, with a convenient main-level guest room and a luxurious master suite. It also boasts 6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, all designed with meticulous attention to detail to ensure maximum comfort and style. The property's accessibility to the private beach via landscaped stairs offers a unique feature, blending the home's luxury with the natural beauty of its surroundings.

Integration with Nature

The Bluff House's design seamlessly integrates with its environment, celebrating the serene beauty of its coastal setting. This connection is most evident in the thoughtful landscape design and the private access to the untouched beach, making it not just a residence but a retreat from the everyday.