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The new owners of the Re-Cover House seamlessly expanded the Long Island home to suit their growing needs by reusing original materials from the vacation retreat’s original construction. Designed 35 years ago by Bates Masi + Architects, the home was built almost entirely from cypress wood clapboards, which were salvaged from the south wall and deck to accommodate new siding, stair treads, scrim material and risers. The renovation made room for a bigger kitchen and dining room. New fixtures and glacial sedimentary sandstone counter tops were added as well. The home won the AIA’s Peconic Honor Award in 2008 for Architecture/Renovations & Additions and will be showcased in Dwell’s April edition. [via inhabitat]