The Poquott House is a remodel of a 750 s.f. shotgun shack located on the north shore of Long Island, N.Y. The original cabin was constructed in the early 1900's as part of a remote compound built by an extended family attempting to escape the polio epidemic that was rampant in New York City. Each summer the family would construct an addition to the shack adding rooms as they became necessary. Eventually the cabins became a summer retreat rather than a quarantine camp. The redesign of the structure preserves the character of the segmented linear growth while creating a new flexible open living environment. All of the original segments are reflected in the various modules of the new rooms and original materials were recycled into new uses as was the tradition with these cabins.
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