Architects love light and especially in this case as it bounced off the vast waters of Shinnecock and Tania Bays on Long Island. For the architect, capturing a maritime exuberance was preeminent. He understood the owners’ passion for natural light and for the Hamptons, always a special place enjoyed by the couple with teenage children and now a place to go all year round.
The scheme was to take full advantage of the views across the bay, with many rooms facing the water as possible. The master bedroom suite was topped with a crow’s nest evoking a lighthouse.
On the interiors, a clear hierarchy and sequence of entry was established to provide for an easy flow of circulation. The airy living room sets the tone for the interiors, with walls and window treatments in the same hue. The “sunset room”, where everyone hangs at dusk, offers windows on two sides. The “sun room” is a cozy nook with a stone fireplace and antique beamed ceilings and can serve as the “thanksgiving” dinner room as well. The master bedroom suite on the second floor extends from a sitting room into the second floor of the “lighthouse”, with a stair to the “crow’s nest” providing an all round panorama of the bay and the bridge.