Rawlins Design has restored and subtly updated a 1972 Fire Island masterpiece by Horace Gifford. The Rosenthal Residence is a sleek composition of two elliptical towers canted between a diamond-shaped, sunken living area with walls of glass. Finishes, fixtures, doors, and windows were restored or replaced in kind.

 

Outside, a new ramped entryway, a garage for electric tricycles, and a custom trash enclosure allows the elderly, original patrons of this fine house to maintain residence at the beach.

Project: HORACE GIFFORD REDUX

Photos: TOM SIBLEY

Location: FIRE ISLAND

UPPER LEVEL PLAN

SITE PLAN - ADDITIONS IN BLUE

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