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Tour Fire Island’s Striking Modernist Beach Houses

Thanks to inventive architects like Horace Gifford, New York’s Fire Island Pines has become an architectural destination: Not exactly your average beach shares, there are dozens of midcentury modern homes with design flourishes like a floating staircase or even plush “makeout lofts.” The architect Christopher Rawlins is now cataloging them all at the website Pines Modern, complete with virtual tours. Take a peek inside, here.

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601 Tuna Walk.
Photo by Mikiko Kikuyama
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635 Fire Island Boulevard
Photo by Tom Sibley
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490 Tarpon Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley
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214 Beach Hill Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley
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635 Fire Island Boulevard
Photo by Tom Sibley
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214 Beach Hill Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley
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547 Beachcomber Walk
Photo by Tad Mike
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230 Bay Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley
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Makeout loft by the architect Horace Gifford at 556 Ocean Walk
Courtesy of the Horace Gifford estate
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214 Beach Hill Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley
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241 Bay Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley
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252 Bay Walk
Photo by Tom Yee
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266 Bay Walk by architect Horace Gifford
Courtesy of the Horace Gifford estate
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266 Bay Walk by architect Horace Gifford
Photo by Bill Maris
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525 Snapper Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley
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525 Snapper Walk
Photo by Tom Sibley