Architects, builders, designers and contractors in the Northeast have taken quite a hit this year due to a roller-coaster economy and harsh weather systems including Hurricane Irene — but not Paul Consiglio. This in-demand Master Builder has the luxury of being able to handpick his projects–such as this state of the art oceanfront home Paul recently completed in the tony Eastern End of Long Island, New York community known as “The Hamptons.”
In addition to Paul’s uber-craftsmanship and ability to solve seemingly insurmountable construction complexities, he listens to his clients. “If you can dream it, we can build it,” said Paul.
This particular house in the dunes was built on top of 247 piles driven thirty ft. into the ground. Grade beams and a structural concrete slab support the steel frame which was in-filled with wood framing. The 160 ft. of an all-glass curtain wall from ground to roof, faces the ocean. The exterior is a combination of teak, stucco, stone, and glass.
“It was built not only to fulfill the clients’ wish-list of a dream house, but also to withstand the tough Northeastern weather conditions. The mechanical spaces in the house are designed for top of the line equipment and fit into architecturally designed nooks that don’t interrupt the flow of the house. The structure also uses a Geo thermal system which is very effective in climate control and eliminates the need for exterior condenser units that in time would rust out and have to be replaced, not to mention the bothersome noise they would generate. Hidden on site is also a large generator that can run the entire house if power should go down, and it is almost silent in operation because of the muffling effect of an additional cover,” said Paul.
Another masterpiece from Paul Consiglio. To learn more, visit: www.paulconsigliocontracting.com.