Amagansett Residence

A modern Hampton's weekend home for a family of six designed around family gatherings both large and small, to be used year-round. The idea was to curate an environment that reflected a simpler life outside of New York City, with furnishings that align with the natural surroundings and feel right all year long. The house is in a quiet town in the Hamptons, close to town as well as to the beach. The area is, of course, famous for its sprawling estates, but our clients wanted a house just large enough to accommodate their extended family and friends in a comfortably, cozy way.

Modern Atrium Entrance Beach House Full Screen

The Atrium with Apparatus Arrow light fixture. The atrium space is all glass panels stacked twenty feet high, filling the space with tons of natural light. It really opens the house up into the sky and surrounding landscape.

Atrium Beach House Natural Slate flooring Full Screen

Because the house is open plan, we used materials to create delineations between zones. The natural slate floor in the atrium creates a visual distinction between the atrium and the rest of the house.

open tread modern stairs Full Screen

The staircase was designed by Steve Shroeder and built by Mark Cardone from Newmark Custom Homes. It started with our realization that we wanted to do something special to connect the two zones in the house.

Dining Room hans wegner wishbone chairs apparatus light beach house Full Screen

Custom Jupiter Dining Table by Casey Dzierlenga with Hans Wegner wishbone chairs and Apparatus Twig 5 lighting fixture

exposed wood fireplace slate modern hearth Full Screen

One of my favorite spots is the hearth, which really is the heart of the home and adds warmth in every sense of the word. The fireplace is constructed from a smooth black slate Veneer, and the hearth itself is raised to accommodate log storage beneath. I always love the coziness of exposed wood.

Fly Series Lounge Chairs beach house &tradition Space Cophenhagen Full Screen

The Hoof Lounge Table between two Fly Series SC10 Lounge Chairs by &tradition & Space Copenhagen.

Walnut shelving living room Full Screen

The built-in wood shelving adds that natural element, bringing the outside in.

We wanted the interiors to add warmth and function to the house, in a subtle and unforced way. With less is more, every object must fit perfectly and feel just right – so, many of the pieces were custom made or painstakingly sourced from small furniture makers.

Modern Warm Calming Master Bedroom Intimate Space Full Screen

The natural colors throughout were chosen to highlight the lush greenery outside – the effect is a calming, intimate space with an effortlessly modern style.

Made in America craftsman artistry master bedroom natural Full Screen

The Bedside tables are from Hedge House Furniture. and sconces by LA based artist Jason Koharik. Both pieces were handcrafted and made in the United States.

Master Bedroom terrace linen drapery Full Screen

The Master bedroom features a generous terrace overlooking the open landscape – another way of eliding the boundary between outside and inside.

Local Craftsmanship Made in America lamp and dresser master bedroom Full Screen

The dresser is from Hedgehouse furniture and the Table Lamp is by Stone and Sawyer. Both pieces were handcrafted from start to finish in America.

Simple modern home office design Full Screen

The desk is by Hedge House Furniture, Table Lamp is from Flos and the rug is Nordic Knots.

Boys beach bedroom with aimee wilder wallpaper and rafa shelves Full Screen

Aimee Wilder Swell Wallpaper. See our Top Ten Kids Wallpaper.

Muuto Little Auggie girls bedding pink wall stickers ferm living Full Screen

The children had a specific vision for their spaces, so we tried to work with them to bring their imagination to life in a way that felt fluid with their parents’ sophistication. We teamed up with the girls to place pink star stickers on their wall.

Muuto Little Auggie girls bedding pink wall stickers ferm living Full Screen

The shared girls bedroom has bedding from Little Auggie, the Leaf Table Lamp by Muuto & Broberg & Ridderstråle and Pink wall stickers from Ferm Living.

XL Rafa Shelf in Boys shared bedroom Kids decor Full Screen

The XL shelf by Rafa-Kids.

Outdoor space Modern beach house Full Screen

We wanted all the outdoor zones to be just as versatile as the interior. Because of the nature of the location, we were particularly insistent on connecting interior with exterior. Ultimately creating a year-round beach house that feels light, warm and welcoming, never fussy or forced.

Amagansett, New York

Ultimately, the goal with any project is to do more with less, and that was a guiding principle here – a year-round beach house should feel light, warm and welcoming, never fussy or forced. For a family of six with a rotating door of friends and family the house needed to feel stylish but unpretentious, so we chose materials to ground the design in relaxed luxury. We gravitated toward natural, locally sourced materials: shingles, which are a Hamptons staple, clear cedar siding, glass, mahogany decks, cable railing systems with metal steps and bluestone patios. That’s a large part of why the home feels instantly familiar and comfortable as soon as you step inside the door.

In Collaboration with:

Photography: Nicole Franzen

Styling: Katja Greef

Construction: Mark Cardone from Newmark Custom Homes

Features : Architectural Digest


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