Barry Milliken

Architect  

View From Ocean

Oceanfront House,

Fire Island NY.

This house is in the form of two interpenetrating cubes: the taller cube diagonal to the shore.  Like most Ocean houses, it is an upside down house: living areas are upstairs.  But all five bedrooms have ocean views and deck access.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

View Fom SW

First Floor Plan

The Ocean View

Second Floor Plan

Sketch of Decks

<This study shows the perimeter decks and exterior stairs.  Note that the roof is not flat: the upper parapet conceals a roof deck and sloped roofs parrallel to the tops of the triangular windows.

>The shape of the house is inherently rigid to resist hurricane forces.  Custom concealed steel structural connectors transfer loads at the top of the interior columns.

Hurricane Connectors