Precise geometry, layered materials, and a graphic, linear silhouette make this modern Long Island home a standout.
words: Spoorthi Satheesh photos: Mark Stumer
This 6,000-square-foot Long Island home—a display of clean lines and structured geometry—makes a stunning architectural statement while gracefully tying in with the neighborhood of Old Westbury.
Which is precisely what Mojo Stumer, a prestigious design practice based in Greenvale, New York and founded by Thomas J. Mojo and Mark D. Stumer, always sets out to do: foster exceptional architecture through creativity, supported by technological innovation. “The project’s location was of great interest to everyone who saw images of the home and is familiar with Old Westbury," recalls Stumer.
Set back from the road and centrally placed on a two-acre plot, the structure is presented against a backdrop of old growth trees; the home creates a varied massing of solid and void, highlighted by a two-story glass box that reveals unobstructed views of the landscape.
Mahogany planks clad much of the minimalist façade, while the inclusion of wood trellis and an intricate layering of other materials serves to lighten the overall composition.
"Upon approach, the visitor's attention is drawn to the oversized steel clad window," explains Stumer. "Its splayed and angular form as it juts from the limestone entry wall contrasts the home’s otherwise orthogonal geometry."
The homeowners both hail from families that have collected art for generations, so the optimal conditions to display their joint collection were heavily considered throughout the planning phase.
Precious artworks and iconic, museum-quality furnishings on display.
The importance of art is evident both inside and outside the home.
The centerpiece of the contemporary kitchen is its quartzite island, custom-designed by Mojo Stumer using material sourced from Nash Marble & Granite.
Quartzite also appears in the master bath, where Mojo Stumer utilized it to craft a vanity with oversized double sink. The flooring, “Driftwood” from Daltile, continues into the shower and up its walls.
The Milo Glass Bathtub, by Alessandro Lenarda for Gruppo Tresse, rests upon a slab of smooth river stones. Flowing from an almost indiscernible ceiling spout, a straight column of water falls fills the vessel below.
Mirroring the front elevation, the rear of the home is marked by clean lines, proportion and geometry.
The linear theme of the stepdown patio is mimicked as one enters the pool.
The detached poolside cabana—with its limestone wall and wood slats—creates cohesion with the main house.
Mojo Stumer's masterful work here—a spectacular home worthy of the incredble property it sits on—exemplifies how with thoughtful planning and precise execution, everything just falls perfectly in line.
architecture and interior design: Mojo Stumer landscape design: Laguardia Design Group
landscape architecture: Stuart Senter Inc.
For more information, visit: mojostumer.com