This 6,200 square foot house in East Hampton is situated on a long, two acre site that is steeply sloped along the eastern property line. The property is heavily wooded with mature pine trees.
Large walls of floating stone panels are incorporated at the approach to the house creating a level of monumentality as well as providing privacy to the street and guest parking. Behind these two panels, resides a pair of two story volumes oriented in an offset ‘T’ configuration. A two story glass entry link frames the distant views across the length of the property via a 12 foot by 75 foot reflecting/swimming pool. This configuration is meant to cradle the built outdoor spaces as well as a play lawn while maximizing daylight and southern exposure in what is otherwise a densely shaded site. The east/west volume contains an open plan living room, dining room and kitchen at the ground level with a master suite on the second floor.
The column free leg of the north/south volume is made up of an outdoor living and dining space which is sheltered from the elements by the second floor children’s bedrooms. This wing is supported by a fifty-five foot beam resting on a single ‘super column’, hidden within the outdoor bath. A guest suite, home office and family den round out the above grade program.
The residence also contains an extensive subterranean level that extends far beyond the footprint of the first two floors and provides patio, terrace and garden space at the first floor level. This lower level houses more lively and boisterous activities, including a children’s playroom, gym, home theater, game room, and home bar that opens onto a private patio bordered by a water wall from the pool above.
Photo Credit: Marco Ricca