AMAGANSETT & SAGAPONACK

DESIGN SCOTT MITCHELL STUDIO
INTERIOR DESIGN SANDY GALLIN

AN UNSPOILED SITE FOR A MODEST COTTAGE BUILT IN THE 1920S IS THE CANVAS FOR THIS THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED MASTER PLAN AND RENOVATION BY SCOTT MITCHELL STUDIO. SITUATED ON 2.2 ACRES ON FURTHER LANE IN THE SEASIDE HAMPTONS TOWN OF AMAGANSETT, THE PROJECT EMBODIES A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF AN 18TH CENTURY LONG ISLAND FARM, COMPLETE WITH A MAIN HOUSE AND SUPPORTING OUTBUILDINGS. FOUR DISCRETE STRUCTURES ARRANGED IN A SOPHISTICATED RECTILINEAR PLAN ON THE SITE DEFINE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE VARIED EXTERIOR SPACES. THE DELIBERATE POSITIONING OF THE MAIN HOUSE, GYM, GARDEN HOUSE, AND POOL HOUSE ADHERE TO A SERIES OF AXIAL ALIGNMENTS ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE, WHICH SERVES AS THE PRIMARY ORGANIZING ELEMENT. BETWEEN THEM, SEVERAL OUTDOOR ROOMS ARE CAREFULLY FRAMED, INCLUDING A PERGOLA-COVERED LIVING ROOM WITH A FREESTANDING FIREPLACE AND A DINING ROOM MARKED BY AN 80-FT LONG CUSTOM TABLE BETWEEN AN ARCADE OF 70 YEAR-OLD APPLE TREES.

AS MODERNISM PASSES ITS 100 YEAR-OLD MARK, SCOTT LOOKS BACK EVEN FURTHER, TO THE INHERENTLY MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE OF TRADITIONAL FARM BUILDINGS TO GUIDE HIS DESIGN OF THE HOUSE AND LANDSCAPE. THE 5,000 SQ. FT ADDITION TO THE EXISTING HOUSE AUTHENTICALLY EMPLOYS THE ARCHITECTURAL VOCABULARY OF AN 18TH CENTURY FARMHOUSE. THE HONEST STRUCTURAL EXPRESSION OF WOOD FOUND IN OLD BARNS IS REPLICATED THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE AND THE OTHER STRUCTURES ON THE SITE. CLEAR WESTERN RED CEDAR AND PENNSYLVANIA BLUESTONE SERVE AS BUILDING MATERIALS, AND INDIGENOUS PLANT SPECIES FILL THE TAILORED GARDENS THROUGHOUT THE LANDSCAPE. THROUGH ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, AND MOST NOTABLY A COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN STRATEGY, THE PROJECT ACHIEVES A DESIGN THAT RESPECTFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF ITS SITE, WHILE ADVANCING ITS OWN MODERN SENSIBILITY IN THE FUNCTION OF A CONTEMPORARY HOME AND PROPERTY.

DESIGN SCOTT MITCHELL STUDIO
INTERIOR DESIGN SANDY GALLIN
LANDSCAPE DESIGN SCOTT MITCHELL STUDIO WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY JANE E. LAPPIN

SITUATED ON 14 ACRES IN BRIDGEHAMPTON, LONG ISLAND, THIS PROJECT DRAWS ITS INSPIRATION FROM A 19TH CENTURY FARMHOUSE THAT STOOD ON THE PROPERTY. BUILDING UPON THE ARCHITECTURAL AUTHENTICITY OF THE EXISTING HOME, THE DESIGN OF THE NEW 7,100 SQUARE FOOT ESTATE THOUGHTFULLY HONORS THE INTEGRITY OF THE ORIGINAL HOUSE, WHOSE STRUCTURE WAS PRESERVED AS THE HOME’S MAIN ENTRY SPACE AND CENTRAL ORGANIZING ELEMENT. THE REPETITION OF 3 GABLE ROOFS OF THE SAME PITCH AND SPAN CREATE A SUBTLY MODERN MASSING FOR THE BUILDING. A THOUGHTFUL USE OF MATERIALS AND HONEST ATTITUDE TOWARDS STRUCTURE, HOWEVER, REFERENCE THE HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE OF THE REGION. WOOD SHINGLES CLAD THE EXTERIOR FAÇADE AND ROOFS, AND A TRADITIONAL EXPRESSION OF STRUCTURE IS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE HOME’S INTERIOR, WITH THE USE OF EXPOSED BEAMS AND FLOOR JOISTS. ELSEWHERE ON THE PROPERTY, THE ADDITION OF A GUEST COTTAGE, A SWIMMING POOL SET WITHIN A MAN-MADE POND, A CANOEING DOCK, AND PRIVATE APPLE ORCHARD COMPLETE THE DESIGN OF THE ESTATE.