Manhattan-based Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects recently renovated an existing 1970s house on Long Island into this beautiful timber-clad contemporary home. Called the Orient House IV, the modern residence is the latest in a series of weekend and summer houses designed by the architects that combine environmentally friendly strategies with the traditional timber architecture of the area.
The Orient IV House, located on Long Island, is the renovation of an existing 1970s house. The aged timber envelope conceals a light and airy interior of an extremely energy efficient home. The renovation was executed according to Passive House standards of construction, resulting in a building which is possibly the second most energy-efficient structure on Long Island, according to the architects.