Twin Gables

SiOO:X Vulcan in The Hamptons

Nestled among the orchards and wineries, the Twin Gable residence on Long Island, NY, combines deliberate modern design functionality with classic farmhouse forms that are familiar to the local vernacular. The home is designed to provide ample interior space without compromising on natural light, views or connection with nature.


For the architects “The Up Studio” , the objective was to combine historical references with ample views of nature, and to connect the different parts of the building including a vast yard. The house’s simple L-form boasts two classic farmhouse gable forms: they cap the second floor of the home and resemble two side-by-side floating barns. The clean-lined gables juxtapose the flat roof terraces of the first floor, creating a compelling dialogue between old vs. new.


One gabled form is fully wrapped in SiOO:X-treated Vulcan Cladding, giving a sense of the building as a singular object. This is contrasted against the more traditional metal roof of the gable next door, which features large scale windows that follow the peak of the roofline and provide wide spanning views of mature trees as well as seaside vistas.

Cladding, roofing and trellis

Vertical panels of Vulcan Radiata Pine dress the exterior of the home in a subdued, neutral wood-tone with exceptional texture. With over 8000 square feet of SiOO:X-treated Vulcan-timber, Twin Gables exemplifies the versatility of the product. While the wood is used in a tongue and groove format for the exterior cladding and roofing, it also extends to slats overlaid on the timber-clad gable, creating rusticated texture, and to trellised sun shading over the patio by the pool.


With its soft, driftwood hue, the SiOO:X coating helps the building to assimilate with the Hamptons aesthetic, but the material was also an apt choice for practical reasons. Being by the sea, the cladding is likely to encounter some extreme weather – and as a thermally modified timber product, Vulcan is durable and hardy in all climates and won’t warp or bend when exposed to excessive heat.


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