Tour a Hamptons Beach House That Was Designed Upside Down

Tour a Hamptons Beach House That Was Designed Upside Down

When husband and wife consumers enlisted Barnes Coy Architects to build a family members-centered Hamptons beach household, they experienced just one crystal clear directive: each place and terrace should have an ocean see. To capitalize on the seascape past the Southampton property’s grassy dunes, architect Christopher Coy designed the modern household “upside down”—with the visitor bedrooms on the initial stage and the primary suite, residing home, kitchen, and dining place on the 2nd. “Beach meeting ocean is an knowledge involving all of the senses,” Coy says. “The house is developed to invite these sensory activities within by using the transparency of 12-foot large glass walls, which open up to permit in the sea air.”

To make certain that the glass and metal-reinforced concrete would not render austere, the clientele tapped AD100 designer Kelly Behun to outfit the interiors. “I experience like folks appear to us when they want an ultramodern property but never want it to truly feel cold inside,” Behun says. “So each individual step of the way, we sourced finishes that [were] pretty tactile and warm and [wouldn’t] interrupt the view. Since when you are blessed with a site like this, it’s all about seeking to really feel at 1 with mother nature.”

The interiors are swathed in product and beige, with light-weight wooden and limestone floors throughout. In the open idea residing and dining place, the strategically negligible palette feels rich thanks to Behun’s masterful layering of textures—fluffy Moroccan rugs, ceramics handmade by local artists, nubby upholstery, chunky knit throws, and showstopping chairs with extended silky fringe. The serene backdrop yields to the riot of color outside the house. And it is not just the ocean vista to the east. “There’s a pretty pond if you’re on the lookout north and a beautiful sunset view to the west,” Behun clarifies. “It just about feels like you’re on a ship.”

Nevertheless, you’ll obtain no traces of nautical decor inside. As an alternative, Behun claims, the house’s ship-like really feel drove the architect and designer to be considered and affordable with their use of area. “The design is extremely meticulous with every little thing in its position,” she reflects. This naval precision is on whole show in the kitchen, the place Behun tucked an elaborate coffee technique and most of the appliances powering driftwood-inspired panel doors, offering the loved ones an structured and economical culinary command middle.

“This was in no way heading to be some splashy residence for entertaining,” the designer suggests. “It was often meant to be a household residence wherever they could come as a usually means of decompressing.” Probably which is why the guest bedrooms on the decreased stage are laid out lodge model. “They’re all fairly compact, with minimalist en suite loos,” Behun says. “The house owners preferred it to come to feel like a beach hotel.” Now every bed room is a restful retreat, which includes the most important suite on the next floor, total with a wraparound terrace and soaking tub.

With each other, Coy and Behun ended up capable to give their clients so much more than sight traces to the ocean. The Hamptons beach property has become a haven for the household. “Building this home was a labor of love,” the spouse suggests. “As an artist, I function with clay, a medium that has memory. You create it, mold it, give it lifestyle, and, in return, it holds a multitude of stories, just like [this] home.”