[SPAN Architecture - August Moon - COVER IMG] Photo by Robert Karosis

August Moon

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationNew York, United States
CompanySPAN Architecture
Lead ArchitectPeter Pelsinski
Design TeamKaren Stonely, Alan Ho, Andrea Knox, Matthew Gray

August Moon was once Brooke Astor’s private retreat. While paying homage to late architect R Patterson, the clients desire for modern sensibility and reverence for the environment, led to the biophilic-forward detailing. Locally sourced materials, a tribute. Upper floors are captured below an unfolding form pinned by the central hearth and stair. The zinc coated copper roof is the great gesture of the building. The lowest floor is nestled into the valley saddle providing coastline paths and a roof-lawn for living spaces. A glass walled master suite flies free, cantilevering into the tree line.