Old Westbury House

We designed this family home in Old Westbury, NY, to create a comfortable and light-flooded living environment connected to the expansive, surrounding garden. An integrated greenhouse provides a link between indoors and outdoors, and shelters the family’s tropical plant collection throughout the winter. In moderate weather, this conservatory will serve as an extension of the living space. Designed to the Passive House standard, this house takes advantage of the southern orientation and uses the greenhouse as a buffer between the fluctuating exterior environment and the well-balanced interior climate. Similarly a roof overhang and a screen with an integrated balcony on the southwestern garden façade filter light to all the primary rooms of the residence.