A luxury family residence with inspired contemporary references to the understated elegance and timeless architectural style of the Hamptons in Long island New York. The spatial challenge of the brief was resolved by creating a simple elongated U shaped plan sited parallel to the river. The arrangement is essentially based on the principle of a one room deep home with lofty and open free flowing spaces set to achieve order, hierarchy and open plan linkage. The simplicity inherent in the floor plan promotes and achieves cross flow ventilation, even light and temperature control throughout all times of the year. The material composition used in the home both internally and externally conveys an inherent architectural language to the home which is timeless and unique to itself. The interior quality of the space is devoid of the common exuberances witnessed in many glitzy homes of today with the overuse, complex detailing and array of finishes.