Amagansett Dunes | October 24, 2016 | The “Dunes” is a place of magic. Quaint cottages and beach shacks from another era sit comfortably alongside jaw-dropping feats of contemporary architecture – homes that test the limits of modern design and engineering; and other homes, traditional in style, customized with every state-of-the art modern amenity.
Water Mill | October 17, 2016 | Tucked away, south of the highway in Water Mill, is the tranquil enclave of West Mecox…one of the first, if not the first, sub-divisions built in 1928, when the area was still considered part of Bridgehampton.
Sag Harbor – Bayfront | October 3, 2016 | If you have ever been to one of the homes along the western side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, you undoubtedly know the exhilaration of passing through one of their front doors and walking into a fantasy. Behind you, the omnipresent hustle and bustle along the PCH; in front of you, through glass doors at the far end of the room, is nothing but a huge swath of blue/green ocean. Shut the door, and any trace of noise if gone. Any sense of cars speeding by is lost. The affect is dramatic and instantaneous. One world behind you. Another completely new world a few steps ahead, so close you can touch it. Talk about a transformation!
Wainscott – Oceanfront | September 26, 2016 | Lets start by saying that all beach shacks are not created equal! When I think of a beach shack I imagine an aged seaside cottage perched on a dune in repose, sporting an exterior of chipped paint peeling away from shingles that have been battered by decades of salt air. Inside, especially in winter, there’s the sight of cozy furniture, some a little rickety…
Southampton – Great Peconic Bay | September 19, 2016 | This house is what we picture when we imagine an American beach house. The crunch from the gravel underfoot as you walk from the car; a two-story shingled traditional wrapped by a covered wooden porch; north, west and east-facing bay views; a lush green lawn out back overlooking the beach and bay; a bayside gunite pool; a few wooden steps leading down to a private beach and an American flag off in the distance, fluttering in a steady, salted breeze that blows from the bay.
Montauk | September 12, 2016 | Lounging in the sun-soaked living room, peering over the Infinity pool with unending views over the crystal clear waters of Montauk’s Fort Pond Bay, this house, in so many ways, feels like the “fantasy”…the ideal we seek in a beach house: relaxed, low-key, open, spacious and tranquil.
Water Mill| August 29, 2016 | In 2010, architect Fred Stelle delivered on the idea. It was constructed by MEN AT WORK and designed on the inside by the famed interior designer Jacques Grange. An ultimate “A” team, if you will, that produced a spectacular result, bringing together in glorious harmony, the very best of natural and man-made elements.
Water Mill | August 22, 2016 |In 2006, the architect William T. Georgis and visual artist/designer Paula Hayes teamed-up to design and build one such symphony on Burnett Creek in Water Mill – a 4,000 square foot, four-bedroom, four bath modern beach house set handsomely among soft-toned, elegant gardens.
The main house is a simple, yet sleek, rectangular structure with two levels. The first has soaring, double height ceilings and a playful, metal cone-shaped fireplace that reaches to the ceiling.
Shelter Island | August 15, 2016 | Elegance. A simple, reassuring elegance that recalls the past. The gambrel style shingled traditional is set on 1.52 acres at the foot of a white, crushed clamshell driveway – a joyous, crunchy embellishment to the overall theme – not often seen in these parts. Built in 2007, the house projects itself as sturdy and confident, as though its stood there for a century or more, enjoyed and preserved , perhaps, by just a single family over the course of a few generations. That isn’t the case of course, but this is, indeed, quite special. The word grace comes to mind. May we leave it at that?
Montauk | August 8, 2016 |Talk of modernism and warmth rarely go together. They’re somewhat oxymoronic. Mention modern and our first associations usually summon descriptions of something austere or cold. We imagine raw materials like cement, steel, and glass. But, rarely do we think of warmth.
Until now. Here at 35 Wills Point Road we find an exception. A rather extraordinary exception. Manhattan-based Architect Robert Young was challenged by a number of factors when he was commissioned to design the home back in 2002.