Monday, October 1, 2012

BEHIND THE PRIVET: MODERN ZEN WITH BATES + MASI

Have you ever wanted to live in a glass house?  If your answer is yes then this serene retreat created by Hampton's architects Bates + Masi is the perfect home to see and be seen. The beautifully planned modern space is comprised of a series of open ended boxes which make up this 6,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom beach retreat in Bridgehampton. Each box houses a particular program; children's bedrooms and master bedroom areas open to the expansive living area creating flow and transparency.The open space is spare and modern, utilizing a muted color palette, and warm, natural materials which focus attention to the outdoors. 
 Travertine blocks and informal, natural plantings line the walkway
 The fireplace melds form and function beautifully, with its series of airy, overlapping bronze pieces concealing a structural beam and housing a coat closet. 

 The center box houses the living room and dining room, which open to the kitchen and a large outdoor entertaining space.
 Rustic mahogany boards wraps the floors, walls and ceilings and provide a warm contrast to the stark, modern furnishings.

A cascade of travertine shingles line a back kitchen wall creating a stunning pleated shade effect.
The pool area is a serene oasis
A series of travertine steps are lined with cushions and pillows for lounging and lead guests down to the pool and bar area
 Calm and serene but ready to entertain!

3 comments:

michele said...

what a masterpiece! i love all the travertine--it lends such warmth and is so timeless.

thanks for sharing a peek inside.

michele

designchic said...

Wow...such a masterpiece. Love the kitchen!

Donna Vining said...

Absolutely breathtaking Barbara!!! This house is truly a piece of art in itself. I love that fireplace!! For some reason the panels remind me of organ pipes.

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous home!
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