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    Architect Cary Tamarkin designed his family's summer house for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking Long Island Sound. “There's lots of napping, and big dinners on the teak tables out on the porch.”
    Guest quarters with two bedrooms anchor the home at ground level. Above, a breezeway separates kitchen, dining and living areas from master suite and children’s bedrooms. “Every bedroom gets to sleep to the sound of the waves,” he said. Tamarkin, principal of New York architecture firm Tamarkin Co., used 100-year-old cypress salvaged from the swamps and rivers of Georgia and Florida for its skin and structure. A former shipbuilder crafted its 36-foot-long beams.
    The design challenge, Cary said, was to respond to the forces of the site – its sounds, breezes, views and lighting. “It's all about outdoor living,” he explained. “It's small inside but it was meant to be that way.”











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    Well I like all the wood but I have this massive urge to stain it all a much warmer color. It looks like unfinished wood. *snicker*

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    Hmm. Not really my style - and that's a lot of wood - but it does look warm and serene. Not a terrible place to spend some time.
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    I really love it. I would want more color though.

    It looks like a fantastic place to have some great long passionate lovemaking at!
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    Love it. I love light colored wood. Look at the fifth picture. The chairs, the table, the lamps, and even the damn bowls on the shelves match the wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctora Pepper View Post
    Love it. I love light colored wood. Look at the fifth picture. The chairs, the table, the lamps, and even the damn bowls on the shelves match the wood.
    I think it is abit overdone with that wood, but it is a pleasing color of wood..so if they had to overdo it with any color of wood, this is the least offensive IMO. I would still add abit of color.

    I used to hate this color of wood, but not anymore. Maybe it is because I am old enough to remember when 'bleached' or 'limed' wood was all the rage..right before the 'dark' woods of the seventies took over.
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    love it. want it. now.
    i love cool tones so this is right up my alley. they are beautiful and soothing to me, whereas a house with too many warm tones tends to piss me off.
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    I like the blond wood too. Anything darker would make it look pokey although it will probably darken with age anyway. But some splashes of colour here and there would help. It's a fine line between minimal and bland. At least it's not white. With all those windows and huge water view/reflections you'd need sunnies indoors as well as out. I particularly like the wardrobe.
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    Don't hate it. Could probably stand to live there.

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    Too sparse. Looks cold and dead.
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    I wonder if it gets terribly hot inside the house with all the open spaces. It looks very cozy and relaxing, though. I'd personally want more pops of color but the neutral palate gives you some wiggle room to play around with color if you ever wanted to.

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