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Ellen Pompeo’s barn style Hamptons home

The Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo didn’t know the challenges she was in for when she purchased a Hamptons barn eight years ago.

In love with the history of the Sag Harbour  property – which was built by a female civil rights activist lawyer – Pompeo planned to build on the original footprint of the cabin, and create a larger cabin next to it.

However, at the same time, a home in Malibu that she had her eye on came onto the market. Despite the excitement in laying claim to this property, it meant the Sag Harbour project needed to be scaled back. Pompeo engaged an architect and designer to transform the existing cabin into a holiday home, leaving the extra build for a later date.

Yet, with their aesthetics not aligning, Pompeo parted ways with these two professionals and got started on tackling the decorating herself. Some time later, the actress and hobby decorator met Estee Stanley, of Hancock Design, and Brigette Romanek, and it was then that she felt ready to give the home the attention and work it deserved.

Pompeo wanted something very different to her other properties, which include her midcentury Malibu home, two Mediterranean homes and two modern homes. Using lots of timber, an eclectic mix of furniture and a black, white and mustard colour palette, the result is modern, young and fresh – and very different to the traditional Hamptons aesthetic. Take a look…

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Images by Architectural Digest, from here.

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