Friday, July 30, 2010
On the Waterfront
Being an Island, Long Island can be defined by its waterfront architecture. As boaters take to the summer waters, houses become landmarks in a way that is different than landlocked structures. So it was particularly exciting to see the Captree compound with three Bouler Architecture projects lined up, side by side.
Waterfront architecture also carries the added responsibility to the environment. Eco-friendly landscaping, sound building practices, and places for nesting birds carry all the more importance because of the preciousness of the location. These homes, done in a traditional, shingle-style architecture, work to define the coastline, while still treading as lightly as possible.