US studios Starling Structure and Emily Lindberg Design have collaborated on a minimalist dwelling clad in blackened wooden within the Hamptons village of Amagansett that starkly contrasts the encircling dunes.
The Amagansett Seashore Home was accomplished for a pal of Starling Structure founder Ian Starling who grew up in California, however moved to the East Coast for varsity after which stayed for work.
Lacking the seaside, the shopper started a seek for a property in Amagansett Dunes with Starling’s assist, and located a bungalow that was “frozen within the Nineteen Sixties”.
“It was amazingly nicely situated – in a wooded space, minutes away from each the seaside and city middle on an unpaved sand street,” stated Starling, though he famous that the structure was lower than supreme. “The second flooring was tucked beneath the gable and the ceiling was so low, you needed to duck to stroll round.”
As an alternative, Starling designed a crisp minimalist home clad in timber handled with Shou Sugi Ban, the Japanese blackening approach.
Supposed as a “communal dwelling” for gathering with buddies, the constructing is organised round a central swimming pool constructed right into a raised wood deck.
All the communal ground-level areas face onto the pool-courtyard space by means of floor-to-ceiling home windows and are linked to at least one one other in a U-shaped structure.
To the west is a double-height lounge with glass panels reaching to the roof, whereas the eating room to the north contains a absolutely retractable glazed wall.
A den with a library and workspace occupies the east quantity, together with two bedrooms and a toilet tucked on the again.
“All these areas are bodily or visually linked to the pool deck, creating a relentless sense of connectivity with the outside,” stated Starling.
The first bed room and ensuite tub are lofted above the kitchen, and accessed by way of a staircase from the lounge.
The constructing’s darkish exterior is juxtaposed inside by the nice and cozy tones of the uncovered glue-laminated Douglas fir timber construction, and white oak flooring, millwork and panelling.
Rhode Island and NYC-based inside designer Emily Lindberg, with whom Starling beforehand collaborated on the renovation of a townhouse in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens space, was tasked with bringing color and an off-the-cuff ambiance into the pared-back areas.
Seating areas are oriented in the direction of the views, whereas customized millwork items together with the kitchen island and eating space function exaggerated types.
Shiny hues are launched by means of artworks and materials, and a mixture of classic and modern furnishings helps create a lived-in really feel.
“Total the inside palette performs with colours of the seaside setting underneath the brilliant summer time solar,” Lindberg stated.
The landscaping by Brooklyn studio Design Tasks embraces the coastal setting, with meadow grasses loosely planted between pines and oaks on the entrance.
“Constructing on the pure great thing about Amangansett’s dunes and seaside plant communities, the entrance backyard options predominantly native species,” stated the studio.
Pebble paths result in the entrance door and round previous an outside bathe to the pool, round which evergreen hedges support privateness and climbing roses add color and scent by means of the summer time.
Mixed, the structure, interiors and panorama supply an off-the-cuff, coastal retreat that each stands out in and feels applicable for its environment.
Positioned on the jap finish of Lengthy Island, Amagansett types a part of East Hampton however has a extra laid-back really feel than its better-known and pricier neighbour.
Because of this, the village has grown in recognition as a trip spot – as these six vacation havens show.
The images is by Eric Petschek.
Contractor: Hagerman Builders
Millwork: Armada NYC
Wooden construction: Cascadian Wooden Tech
Curtain wall fabricator: Blackcomb Facade Expertise
Panorama contractor: Coastal Arbor Care
Styling: Eric Wink