Robert Young didn’t want to fall victim to the cliche of a huge “Hamptons” beach house. When designing a primary residence for a family in Montauk, NY he chose to design an understated elegant home which focuses on the exterior views.
“Designed to accommodate a growing family and close friends, this lake-front compound includes a 4,500-square-foot main house with 50-foot lap pool, an 1800-square-foot three-bedroom guest house, and a barn. An aggregate of smaller, informal living spaces carefully composed to disguise the bulk of the building and create a variety of views and experiences, each structure centers on a great room open to the northern water views and the southern sun and breezes. The structures combine modern design with the local gabled vernacular of cedar shingles and white-painted wood: large expanses of glass, painted pine board walls, exposed structural trusses, gray-painted pine floors, and driftwood clad storage elements that subdivide the interiors.” ~Robert Young Architects
The Guest House
The main home seems enormous to me and I’d be quite happy living in the guest house!
I also normally enjoy a more “comfy & cozy” home, however I can totally understand the modern and simplistic lines of the design since the exterior view is so gorgeous. If I had the same home location I would constantly be staring outside.
What are your thoughts about today’s tour?
Life’s a Beach!Marie xoxo
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