Stott Architecture
Glowing Curb Appeal
Originally published in, April 23, 2015
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Clopay Avante Collection glass garage doors play a key role in the magical, translucent calm that prevails this contemporary home in Southampton’s Sagaponack Village.

Inspired by the vernacular potato barns of Long Island’s East End, this unique, energy efficient home is one of the most innovative new designs in the Hamptons. It’s featured in the spring issue of DuJour magazine, along with the editor’s picks for modern accent pieces, like the Monique Engelund Barcelona bird feeder and the Bertoia outdoor bench from

Every room connects to the outdoors, and the transition between many of the rooms and outdoor spaces is seamless. The abundance of woods on the interior and exterior make it warm and inviting.

Large open spaces create dramatic views, and light and structure is infused into every space. As the sun sets, the gable ends and ridge skylights shed soft light to the outside and the pilaster lanterns and etched glass contemporary Clopay garage doors begin to glow, creating an illuminating effect.

“We chose the Avante Collection garage doors for their clean contemporary look, but more importantly, because they provide a transfer of light from daylight to night. The transfer reverses from dark to light, opaque in the day, translucent at night,” says architect Ric Stott.

The Modern Green Barn will receive six third party ratings, including LEED for Homes and National Green Building Standard. Project by Stott Architecture for Newmark Developers. See more photos of the entire house on Houzz at