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Architect: HARRY BATES, c.1968.

184 Cedar Walk offers a rare example of a Harry Bates home in the Pines that remains in nearly pristine condition. It was built for Dr. and Elsie Pitcher, and their children still live there. Reflecting both the architect’s and the Midwestern clients’ modest nature, the house presents a very private façade to the public boardwalk. A narrow slash of windows across the second story are all that hints at the life within. The main living spaces float across the cantilevered second story, accessed by a south-facing sundeck that faces the ocean. A master bedroom with clever built-ins and a private terrace take up the northern portion of the upper level, while guest bedrooms are found below. The interior is clad entirely in 3/8” thick “Roughtex” plywood, set aglow by a north-facing clerestory window in the stairwell. 

New Color Photos: Tom Sibley. Vintage Color photo: Pitcher family courtesy FIPHPS. Black and White Photo: Fire Island Tide (1979).

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