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Architect Horace Gifford's Fire Island homes

The living room of Benjamin Kauth's Horace Gifford-designed

The living room of Benjamin Kauth's Horace Gifford-designed house in Fair Harbor, Fire Island. Photo Credit: Michael Weber

Architect Horace Gifford, whose works are the subject of Christopher Rawlins' "Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction" (Metropolis Books/Gordon de Vries Studio), completed 78 strikingly original homes in his career. Sixty-three of those residences were built on Fire Island, a location that gave free reign to his nature-oriented imagination.

Horace Gifford-designed home in Fire Island Pines built
Photo Credit: Tom Yee

Horace Gifford-designed home in Fire Island Pines built for Patrick Travis and William Wall.

A Gifford-designed home in Fire Island Pines built
Photo Credit: Tom Yee

A Gifford-designed home in Fire Island Pines built for Norton and Marlo Sloan.

A Horace Gifford-designed home in Seaview, Fire Island,
Photo Credit: Tom Sibley

A Horace Gifford-designed home in Seaview, Fire Island, built for Robert and Gladys Rosenthal.

A Horace Gifford-designed home in Fire Island Pines
Photo Credit: Horace Gifford Estate

A Horace Gifford-designed home in Fire Island Pines built for Lawrence Bonaguidi and now owned by Eric Reinitz and Marc Blackwell.

Inside Eric Reinitz and Marc Blackwell’s Fire Island
Photo Credit: Michael Dunne

Inside Eric Reinitz and Marc Blackwell’s Fire Island Pines home, considered Gifford’s most innovative “tree house.”

Horace GIfford-designed residence in Fire Island Pines, built
Photo Credit: Michael Weber

Horace GIfford-designed residence in Fire Island Pines, built for James Cashel.

James Cashel's Horace Gifford-designed residence in Fire Island
Photo Credit: Michael Weber

James Cashel's Horace Gifford-designed residence in Fire Island Pines.

A Horace Gifford-designed residence in Fire Island Pines
Photo Credit: Bill Maris

A Horace Gifford-designed residence in Fire Island Pines built for Murray Fishman.

Horace Gifford-designed house in Fair Harbor, Fire Island,
Photo Credit: Michael Weber

Horace Gifford-designed house in Fair Harbor, Fire Island, built for Dr. Benjamin Kauth.

The living room of Benjamin Kauth's Horace Gifford-designed
Photo Credit: Michael Weber

The living room of Benjamin Kauth's Horace Gifford-designed house in Fair Harbor, Fire Island.

Benjamin Kauth's Horace Gifford-designed house in Fair Harbor,
Photo Credit: Michael Weber

Benjamin Kauth's Horace Gifford-designed house in Fair Harbor, Fire Island.

Architect Horace Gifford, circa 1960.
Photo Credit: Handout

Architect Horace Gifford, circa 1960.

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