Second Look at Bates Masi’s Re-Cover House in Amagansett

A recent article in Dwell about this lovely house is a must-read; it details its history (designed by Harry Bates in 1967 as a family beach retreat) and interviews the current owners.

Back in February, we noted that Bates Masi + Architects’ Re-Cover House in Amagansett would be profiled in the April 2009 issue of Dwell . The project’s interiors are actually featured on the magazine’s front cover and Dwell ‘s article is a must-read; it details the history of the house (designed by Harry Bates in 1967 as a family beach retreat) and interviews owners Joe Dolce and Jonathan Burnham, who “bought the house because we liked it- we didn’t want to change it.”

The 1400-square-foot Re-Cover House, or Dolce & Burnham Residence, incorporates material recycled from the original 1970s house to blend old with new; cyprus wall boards and cedar wood decking were preserved and transformed into new siding, stair treads, and risers. You’ll recall that the project also earned a 2008 AIA Peconic Chapter Merit Award for Architecture / Renovations & Additions. You can find the Dolce & Burnham Residence on page 82 of Dwell ‘s “Time and Again” feature, which also details two other modern renovations to homes in Portland and Toronto.

The article is available online below, but it’s definitely worth picking up a hard copy of the magazine to check out both the current and 1970s photographs of the house, as well as an in-depth overview of specific renovation details.

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