CONTEMPORIST: Colorful Skylights And A Curvaceous Design Are Features Of The Cocoon House

Colorful Skylights And A Curvaceous Design Are Features Of The Cocoon House

Photography by Caylon Hackwith

Nina Edwards Anker of nea studio, has completed the Cocoon House in Long Island, New York.

The house received its name due to the walls that form a Cocoon shape towards the northern and western neighbors. The rounded enclosed half of the house provides shelter and privacy, while the cedar shingle cladding blends in with the architectural material palette of the historic neighborhood.

Architecture Ideas - The rounded enclosed half of this modern house provides shelter and privacy, while the cedar shingle cladding blends in with the architectural material palette of the historic neighborhood. #Shingles #ModernArchitecture #CurvedHouse #ModernHouse
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

The glass side of the house, facing south, takes in ocean breezes and open views. Colorful skylights range from vermilion red to deep yellow, and provide a pop of color for the home.


Window Ideas - Colorful skylights range from vermilion red to deep yellow, and provide a pop of color for this curvaceous modern house. #Skylights #WindowIdeas #ColorfulWindows #Architecture #ModernArchitecture
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

The colors of the skylights also appear in the reflecting pool that runs alongside the house.


The colors of the skylights above the hallway of this modern house also appear in the reflecting pool that runs alongside the home. #Skylights #Windows #Landscaping #ReflectingPool
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

Inside, the main social space is where the living room, dining room, and kitchen are all located. Built-in design elements like the fireplace and firewood storage, curve with the shape of the wall.


Living Room Ideas - Inside this modern house, the main social space is where the living room, dining room, and kitchen are all located. Built-in design elements like the fireplace and firewood storage curve with the shape of the wall. #LivingRoomIdeas #WhiteLivingRoom #BuiltInStorage
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

The minimalist white kitchen has a grey countertop that provides a contrasting element, which also complements the grey couch in the living room.


Kitchen Ideas - This minimalist white kitchen has a grey countertop that provides a contrasting element, that also complements the grey couch in the living room nearby. #KitchenDesign #WhiteKitchen #KitchenDesign
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

A hallway off the kitchen is washed with color from the skylights above. In summer, the sliding doors can be opened to allow the breeze to flow through the home, while in winter, the glass facade collects heat from the southern sun, keeping the home warm.


Window Ideas - This hallway is washed with color from the skylights above. In summer, the sliding doors can be opened to allow the breeze to flow through the home, while in winter, the glass facade collects heat from the southern sun, keeping the home warm. #Windows #WindowIdeas #ColorfulWindows #Skylights
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

At the end of the hallway, there’s the master bedroom that has floor-to-ceiling windows. The bedroom is also open to the built-in bath.


Bedroom Ideas - This modern master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, and is open to a built-in bathtub. #MasterBedroom #BedroomIdeas
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

The built-in bath can be accessed from the bathroom too, via a couple of steps.


Bathroom Ideas - This modern bathroom has a built-in bathtub that's accessed via a few steps. #Bathroom #BathroomIdeas #Bathtub #BuiltInBath
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

The rest of the en-suite bathroom features a walk-in shower and a large vanity with plenty of storage.


Bathroom Ideas - This modern en-suite bathroom features a walk-in shower, and a large vanity with plenty of storage. A glimpse of the colors from the hallway shine through to the bathroom. #BathroomIdeas #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

In another bedroom, the bed is located along the wall underneath the window, while a lofted area makes use of the high ceiling.


Bedroom Ideas - In this bedroom, the bed is located along the wall underneath the window, while a lofted area makes use of the high ceiling. #BedroomIdeas #LoftBedroom
Photography by Caylon Hackwith

The loft brings the total number of bedrooms in the house to three. The loft also receives plenty of natural light from the skylight, while curved wood beams show off the shape of the ceiling.


Bedroom Ideas - This modern loft receives natural light from a skylight, while curved wood beams show off the shape of the ceiling. #LoftBedroom #CurvedCeiling #Skylight
Photography by Caylon Hackwith | Architecture firm: nea studio | Project Leader: Nina Edwards Anker | Drafting: Anna Agoston, Raphael Walther | Landscape Design: Charlotte Cousins, Carlotta Zea | Building Contractors: Licciardi Builders, Lynbrook Glass, Unalam | Structural Engineers: Alexey Nefedov, Will Laufs, L.E.D | LEED consultant/Mechanical Engineer: Jordan Goldman, Zero Energy Design | LEED verification: Karla Donnelly, Steve Winters Associates

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Nina Edwards Anke of nea studio, has completed the Cocoon House in Long Island, New York, that features a curved design that's covered in shingles. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Shingles #ModernArchitecture
Nina Edwards Anke of nea studio, has completed the Cocoon House in Long Island, New York, that features row of colorful skylights. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #ColoredWindows #ModernArchitecture
Nina Edwards Anke of nea studio, has completed the Cocoon House in Long Island, New York, that features a curved design that's covered in shingles. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Shingles #ModernArchitecture

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