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Isaac-Rae Studio

Greenport, NY
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Regions Served

  • Caribbean
  • New York City & Mid-Atlantic

Isaac-Rae is a husband/wife founded architecture + design studio based on the North Fork of Long Island. We are a licensed studio specializing in modern design for custom residential, commercial, institutional and social spaces.

Our design process remains rooted in two things: Using the natural surroundings or essence of a particular place and tapping into the greatest proportions and natural geometries possible.

We specialize in a full service Architectural Offering: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation and Construction Administration. Other focuses include: Sustainable and Passive Design; Landmark and Historic Restoration & Landscape Design.

Our work has been published in Architectural Digest, Vogue & Dwell among others. Our projects have been featured in Athena Calderone’s book Live Beautiful and will be featured in design writer David Sokol’s upcoming book on east end modern architecture and design.

Origin Story

In 2012 Isaac-Rae was born on a rock in the sea: Shelter Island.

We lived here and created together at the time making sculptures, social experiments, gardens, furniture, tools and objects; this was the gateway to collaborating on greater space. We used Clay’s unused first name (Isaac) and Margot’s middle name (Rae) as a way to tap into a new, unknown creative conversation with one another.

Isaac-Rae approaches architecture and design from an unconventional and artful perspective first. Clay is a licensed architect, raised in a Louis Kahn-based architectural education that focused heavily on art and design. Margot is a writer and experiential designer who has worked with institutions, brands, and people on a spectrum of conceptual designs. Our common ground is atmosphere. We care about the functional essence of a place, space, or object for the people that will experience it and live alongside it.

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Founders

  • Margot Rae Coffey & Isaac Clay Coffey

Locations

  • 430 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Greenport, NY 11944

Featured Projects

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Gilbert's Path Exterior

The Gilbert’s Path project is a restoration and expansion of an original Andrew Geller beach house from 1968, named The Green House. This project required a complete restoration and expansion of the interior and exterior footprint with the goal of retaining the form and character of Geller’s uninhibited, unique design while modernizing key aspects through new design details, material and complementary geometry to the expanded roofline.

Amagansett, New York

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Gilbert's Path First Floor

The Gilbert’s Path project is a restoration and expansion of an original Andrew Geller beach house from 1968, named The Green House. This project required a complete restoration and expansion of the interior and exterior footprint with the goal of retaining the form and character of Geller’s uninhibited, unique design while modernizing key aspects through new design details, material and complementary geometry to the expanded roofline.

Amagansett, New York

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Gilbert's Path Lofted Master Suite

The Gilbert’s Path project is a restoration and expansion of an original Andrew Geller beach house from 1968, named The Green House. This project required a complete restoration and expansion of the interior and exterior footprint with the goal of retaining the form and character of Geller’s uninhibited, unique design while modernizing key aspects through new design details, material and complementary geometry to the expanded roofline.

Amagansett, New York

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Bar Beau

Bar Beau is a restaurant owned by Claire Chan of The Elk. Our design draws upon the Pacific Northwest’s wild coastline. We focused on creating a space with atmosphere that was fluid like the coast: calming to be in, easy to move within. The sharp edges of the marble and concrete bar offset the smooth plaster curves of the wall and ceiling. The threshold between daily cafe and nightly bar was designed to create a moment of transition and also works as an enveloping entrance hiding in plain sight.

Withers Street, Brooklyn

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Vestry Street

The Vestry Street residence is a 3,000 square foot duplex originally home to a garment factory. The project’s primary goal was to provide the best quality of living space possible for a young family of four by creating an atmosphere that was calming, grounding, extravagant but simple.  Our clients were committed to rebuilding the space to its greatest potential. This came in the form of creating light and luxury.
The light was created by a transfusion of natural light from above – skylights were added to every bedroom on both floors, providing simple shafts of light within the space. A transom was built into the master bathroom to bring in natural light from the living room and kitchen area. The hallway on the main floor was widened to draw light back into the space as far as possible. Luxury was in the form of a consistent, high quality material palette, and this was balanced with simplified design details so the rooms could be as open and un-fussy as possible.

TriBeCa, New York

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Vestry Street

The Vestry Street residence is a 3,000 square foot duplex originally home to a garment factory. The project’s primary goal was to provide the best quality of living space possible for a young family of four by creating an atmosphere that was calming, grounding, extravagant but simple.  Our clients were committed to rebuilding the space to its greatest potential. This came in the form of creating light and luxury.
The light was created by a transfusion of natural light from above – skylights were added to every bedroom on both floors, providing simple shafts of light within the space. A transom was built into the master bathroom to bring in natural light from the living room and kitchen area. The hallway on the main floor was widened to draw light back into the space as far as possible. Luxury was in the form of a consistent, high quality material palette, and this was balanced with simplified design details so the rooms could be as open and un-fussy as possible.

TriBeCa, New York

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The Wonder

The Wonder is a members club for families located in an 8,000 sq ft loft in downtown New York City.

The club centers around a 1,500 sq ft creative play space for children featuring a 6 ft tall curved ribbon wall with rounded enclaves, radial interfaces, and wandering pathways built to hold playful, tactile encounters. The members space also has flexible classrooms, a private work/lounge tucked away for parents and caregivers as well as a full service cafe. The club is expanding to Westport, CT & Arlington, VA.

TriBeCa, New York

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