OK so this home already had a lot going for it. First, the fact that it dates back to the 1890’s, second, that it is a classic Shingle Style cottage, and third because it is located in East Hampton. The house had been left to be torn down and the buyers had the great sense to not tear it down (as most people would have in a place where land value far exceeds the home values) but rather to renovate it as a true labor of love.
Not only has the house been given its true glory back, but the furniture that now inhabits the house is what makes it a knockout. Take the pairs of Early Spanish chairs by Børge Mogensen and Kaare Klint Safari chairs in the living room for example. Or the kitchen anchored by a six-by-12-foot worktable and custom-made cabinetry. Or in the dining room, the simple Crate and Barrel table surrounded by vintage Arne Jacobsen chairs draped with sheepskin throws against the chandelier and artwork by Mary Matson.
Light and airy, the home is inviting and feels well worn despite the fact that it was completely gutted and remodelled recently. A true masterpiece in one of the most idyllic locales on the Eastern Seaboard.
source: Architectural Digest0