Modern meets Victorian in this Hamptons home
A Manhattan family wanted a ‘cosy’ summer house that was expansive but didn’t look or feel like a mansion. The financier and real-estate developer, with their two teenage children, wanted a place with heritage character but with ‘an edge’.
Robert A.M Stern Architects and designer Steven Gambrel delivered just that with this ‘Shingle’ style abode, nestled into the dunes of East Quogue, Long Island.
The house has a surprisingly low profile, despite sitting at 9,500 square feet. The warm, inviting nature of the home is created thanks to the carefully thought-out furnishings, which reference the Atlantic ocean views. Sofas and chairs are upholstered in soft blues, creams and greys, while the amber Murano-glass chandeliers echo the sandy beaches.
Much of the furniture is vintage, including a Jansen desk, a 1950s Italian chandelier in the master bedroom, and a vintage cabinet by Jacques Andet in the hallway. But modern touches are also abound with contemporary sconces, the custom-made ottoman/cocktail table upholstered in Global Leathers hide and the pop art pieces by Manolo Valdés.
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Photos from Architectural Digest.