New York Metro Design - Summer 2016 - (Page 10)
On the Waterfront
Designers See Unique Opportunities and
Challenges in Coastal Design Projects
By Liza Casabona
Winning projects in these
coastal towns is as
much about the designer
as it is about the client.
For many Manhattanbased designers, coastal
clients often represent
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Whether tucked amid lush forestry,
balanced on rocky shores or situated
just steps from pristine sands, a house
on the water is all about one thing:
"It's all about the view," said Darrin
Varden, of Darrin Varden Design.
"When people buy these coastal homes,
it's about escapism. They're there to
get away from their Monday through
Friday existence ... it takes them away.
The windows help bring them to
Proximity to the water sets a specific
tone for a house, inspires particular
design trends, and also creates unique
logistic challenges for designers.
Winning projects in these coastal
towns is as much about the designer
as it is about the client. For many
Manhattan-based designers, coastal
clients often represent repeat business.
Designers living the coastal lives
themselves can tap into their own
community, often scoring primary
homes with water views.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of New York Metro Design - Summer 2016
Feature: On the Waterfront
Showcase: The New Great Outdoors
Feature: Ask the Experts Sourcing Abroad with an Expert’s Ease
Showcase: Indoors Out
Students: Emerging Designers Update
Emerging Professionals: Rising Ideals
New York Metro Design - Summer 2016