25th April 2014

A friend of mine was working on some designs this week inspired by Hamptons-style interiors, so I thought I’d share in this inspiration and head to the Hamptons myself (in a non-literal sense, unfortunately) when searching out this week’s International Fridays property. And after last week’s super-minimal loft apartment (which I loved but couldn’t imagine living in – I’m simply not that tidy) I was hankering for a space with a little more colour and – crucially – something that felt like summer. There’s nothing like the arrival of spring to make you long for a house that’s been designed to embrace an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.


And I found two (look out for the second property in the weeks to come) that practically holler summer living. This house in East Hampton is on the market with Sotheby’s International Realty, and, according to the information available, has often been published for its striking design. And little wonder: this is one fantastic looking home.


Just consider the volume of that main living space with its wall of glazing overlooking the garden and the pool. I particularly like the mix of finishes, with the timber-clad walls and painted brick chimneybreast creating a tactile backdrop to the furnishings.


The house was built in 1969 and has evolved over the years since with a series of sympathetic renovations and upgrades, including an addition back in 2001 by architect Stephen Alton. From the double height windows in the main living area to the clerestory windows and glazed sliding doors in the addition, this three bedroom house is literally flooded with light.

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In case you were wondering, yes, the pool is heated, and there’s also a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, so needless to say this house is primed for entertaining.

If there was one comment to make it’s that the kitchen photographed here feels a tad small for a house of this size, but then if you have the $2,150,000 listed price to purchase this property, you can probably also figure out a way of extending the kitchen. I think it’s fair to say that this is one beautiful home.


This property was marketed by Sotheby’s International Realty.