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Eight New York residences ideal for celebrating the start of summer

As the weather warms up in the US, we've picked out eight houses in New York's Long Island that are perfect for relaxing, including a bayside residence with an infinity pool by Marvel Architects and a beachfront home topped with grass by Mapos Studio.

Peconic House by Mapos

Peconic House by Mapos Studio

This linear home by New York architecture firm Mapos Studio is sited on a lush yet sandy property in Long Island. Nestled into a hill, the house is clad in steel and untreated wood, and topped with a green roof to blend in with its surroundings.

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Bellport House by Toshihiro Oki

Bellport Bay House by Toshihiro Oki

New York architect Toshikiro Oki has paired off-white clay bricks and glazing in this holiday home. The low-slung property is located in the Long Island village of Bellport and overlooks Bellport Bay.

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Wetlands House by Ryall Sheridan

Wetlands House by Ryall Sheridan Architects

This marshland residence is perched on stilts to allow floodwaters to pass underneath. Designed by New York-based Ryall Sheridan Architect, the home is set in an isolated hamlet called Orient at the tip of Long Island, and provides a getaway for a Brooklyn couple.

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Eco House by Vibeke Lichten

Eco House by Vibeke Lichten

A forest clearing on Shelter Island provides room for this isolated concrete home New York architect Vibeke Lichten designed for her family. The project features an outdoor pool, a micro vineyard, a rooftop garden and an abundance of artwork.

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North Fork Bluff House by Resolution 4 Architecture

North Fork Bluff House by Resolution 4 Architecture

A steely prefabricated residence on Long Island's northernmost tip of North Fork was designed for easy assembly by local studio Resolution 4 Architecture. The home comprises four equal-sized volumes and is a summer retreat for three generations of family.

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Old Sag Harbor Road house by Blaze Makoid

Old Sag Harbor Road house by Blaze Makoid Architecture

Blaze Makoid Architecture envisioned this two-storey rectangular house as "a secret enclave in the trees". The cedar-clad house features large stretches of glass that slide open to a neighbouring pool and woodlands in Long Island's Hamptons community.

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Red Creek Road Retreat by Marvel

Red Creek Road Retreat by Marvel Architects

New York firm Marvel Architects designed this home around an infinity pool overlooking Peconic Bay in the popular vacation town of Southampton. The house is a weekend retreat with three bedrooms and ample room for entertaining.

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Hither Hills House by Bates Masi

Hither Hills by Bates Masi Architects

An elevated deck with an outdoor pool defines this wooden house by Bates Masi Architects. Located in Montauk at the furthest tip of Long Island, and close to the Atlantic Ocean, the home nestles into a hillside as protection against the area's extreme winds.

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