From Margaret on December 8th, 2010 in General Remodel
When we recently featured Bruce Porter’s Tiny Green Hideaway in the Woods, we couldn’t say enough about the awesomeness of his architect daughter’s involvement. Alex Scott Porter Design, a design and furnishings firm based in New York City—and featured in Dwell magazine—is all about balance.
Their online profile claims commitment to making spaces both raw and refined, both aesthetic and functional, support life’s complexity while simplifying the clutter—and (our favorite) with restraint and dignity, refuse to conform. And this firm’s unconventionality shows consistently in every project, including a brilliant space for five in Amagansett, New York.
When the clients wanted to convert a conventional 1980’s sheetrock house into a country home, Alex Scott Porter Design was the perfect firm to look to. To create a space the clients would appreciate now and years into the future, the firm worked with unique style and materials—using a defunct barn frame to create the main living area, plus joining the room to the existing house with a glass and steel structure.
Using a repeated pattern of concrete, limestone, patinated steel, and reclaimed wood, the firm created a space that is both sustainable and luxurious, a space that offers inner balance through a balanced environment, a truly natural habitat for the modern world.