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HC&G presents the winners and finalists of the 10th edition of the Hamptons Innovation in Design Awards. by David Masello 80 OFFICE ROMANCE


Architect Cass Calder Smith does some California dreaming for a new build in North Sea. by Craig Kellogg photographs by Colin Miller 92


A couple buys a house in Rye online, sight unseen—and now it’s quite the place to see. by David Masello photographs by Read McKendree 100


For the Williamsburg headquarters of Collins, architect Nancy Thiel makes an unforgettable presentation. photographs by Samuel Morgan 84

Beachy and chic, bold and fresh: In Sag Harbor, all come together in one tidy package. by Michael Lassell photographs by Isabel Parra


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The sun mighT be seTTing earlier and The days growing shorter, but why would anyone ever snub their nose at glorious, splendid September? For many people, it’s the most beautiful time of year, whether they’re strolling Manhattan’s sidewalks on a weekday afternoon or sitting on a dock on an Upstate lake or ambling along nearly empty Hamptons beaches. And if the busy summer is any indication, the train’s not stopping anytime soon. ■ How far we’ve come since the pandemic dawned nearly three years ago. In the past few months, I’ve been overwhelmed by the new vitality of New York City, excited to attend in-person press previews at design buildings and showrooms and to see brand-new product introductions. I’ve been especially impressed with the way the restaurant industry has bounced back. Within the past two weeks, I enjoyed dining at Harry’s Table in the beautifully designed Bellini Italian market near Lincoln Center one night, only to be bowled over by the heady Persian cuisine at Eyval in Bushwick the next. ■ And the Hamptons summer happen ings couldn’t have been better, from the Watermill Center’s annual benefit “Stand” to a party kicking off this month’s Armory Show at the Javits Center to a toandcomeeverythingBallroombycocktailboho-meets-burlesqueanddinnerhostedtheartsorganizationMarfa.Suddenly,seemstohavebesoexuberant,colorful,freshlyenergized.Here’sSeptember!

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Eleven years ago, mother-daughter design duo Suzanne and Lauren McGrath joined forces to create their Greenwich-based firm, McGrath II (“The Big Reveal,” page 92), but it always seemed meant to be. “Lauren often tagged along on my site visits when she was a child,” recalls Suzanne (on right), who studied at Parsons School of Design. “I could tell she had an amazing color sense.” Her daughter, who studied art history at Bowdoin College, adds, “We are partners, juggling challenges as they come up. Weekends are when we catch up on family stuff.”

For the Brooklyn headquarters of the brand-building company Collins (“Office Romance,” page 80), architect Nancy Thiel set out to “create a loft version of Jeannie’s bottle, mixing pop cultural references with a rigorous work environment.” After a stint as a dancer and choreographer in Princeton, New Jersey, Thiel switched gears and took an administrative position with celebrated architect Michael Graves. “I found that I had an aptitude for design, especially given my sensitivity to movement through space.”

—Shannon Assenza

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SoHo-based architect Cass Calder Smith, who designed the home featured in this issue’s “Left of Center” (page 84), got a head start on his current vocation by “taking drafting classes in high school,” he recounts. “I really wanted a career that involved design and problem solving.” Smith spent the first part of his childhood in Greenwich Village and later moved to California, where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from U.C. Berkeley. “I essentially grew up in both places. I consider myself a New Yorker with Northern California roots.”



$4,850,000 – New construction from Bank Development Group. Moments to Ninevah Beach with mooring rights. This modern 4,316 SF home features 5BR, 5.5BA, 3 fireplaces, finished lower level with walkout, Gunite heated pool, pool house, covered patio with fireplace on .26 acre. Web# 892211


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The Modern Barn® by Plum Builders – The Modern Barn® in East Hampton with 11,000 SF of luxury living. 7BR, 9 full and 2 half BA centered around the iconic Barn room on 1.5 gated acres with tennis. This retreat features outdoor living room, summer kitchen, 18x50 pool, spa and pool house. Moments to the village and Indian Wells Beach. Web# 873939

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Jack Curto in Water Mill - Set on a sprawling acre, backing to reserve just moments to Mecox Bay and famed ocean beaches. 8,000 SF of luxury living on 3-levels with 7BR, 8 full and 3 half BA, custom kitchen, finished lower level. Out back enjoy the expansive terrace, covered porches, heated Gunite pool/spa and pool house. Web# 874163

Sag Harbor Ninevah Beach

$4,750,000 - 1587 Millstone Road, Sag Harbor. This post modern home located in sought after Sag Harbor checks all of the boxes for the discerning buyer. Set far back from the road and positioned on one of the highest points on Millstone Road, this home provides total privacy. Yet, it is minutes away from Long Beach, Village of Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, the Atlantic and Bridge Golf Clubs, and more. This home boasts over 6,300 SF on 2-levels that provide enormous living and entertaining spaces. An incredible wall of windows overlook the patio, pool, and lush landscaping designed by Marders and managed by Fenelon Landscapes, Inc. The first floor also includes the kitchen with Wolff and Sub Zero appliances and a wine cooler. The primary suite is also on the first floor along with, 2 ensuite bedrooms, an office, dining areas, and an oversized living room with a wood burning fireplace. The 1.9 acres include a 20x40 Gunite, saltwater pool, a complete outdoor kitchen with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances and a 21’ x 16’ pavilion. Web# 893014 Dollar

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Singularity, utility, beauty: The design world’s most memorable home accessories typically check off all these boxes and more. Consider this provocative, almost primal wooden dining chair: Created and signed by the French artist Alain Satié nearly 40 years ago, it begs for deeper contemplation. $7,800, at Jetsam Studio, 58 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 631-488-4005, jetsamstudio.com.



Cloud Natural, a 100 percent wool fabric by East Hampton–based textile designer Elizabeth Dow, lends unbelievably soft appeal to this mid-20th-centuryrefurbishedchair. $6,200, 14 Gingerbread Ln., East Hampton, elizabethdow.com.631-329-1414, weaver Alyson Ainsworth, the one-of-a-kind, easy-to-clean Taffy place mat can be used front and back, with both sides being unique. $80 for a set of 4, 23 E. 20th St., NYC, 212-679-9257, chilewich.com. 48 hc&g/nyc&g cottagesgardens.com september 2022



New York–based decorator Bunny Williams has risen to the occasion with the twotiered Lucas drinks table, an exquisite nod to American wickerwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. $1,600, at Bunny Williams Home, 306 E. 61st St., 5th fl., NYC, 212-935-5930, bunnywilliamshome.com.

SHIMMERSUBTLE Ralph Lauren’s silverplated theintroductionsvases—brand-newBrittinghamfromcompany’sPalazzoCollection—areidealforfallarrangementsbothdelicateanddivine.

Small (10"), $395, large (14"), $595, 888 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-434-8000, and 41 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 631-2876953, ralphlauren.com.

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Luxurious New Build in Northwest Woods

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$6,995,000 - Talo Builders, well known for luxury construction, is starting another incredible home in East Hampton Village Fringe with community tennis courts. A postmodern design with 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths on 1.2 acres. There is a gourmet kitchen, with both wine room and butler’s pantry, a formal dining room, sun porch, finished lower level, heated Gunite pool/spa and 2-car garage. Web# 885672

Whether buying, selling, or renting Bonita has you covered.

$1,695,000 - Set way back off of Route 114 and bordered by over 20 acres of nature preserve, this property features a contemporary-style home with lots of natural light, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Downstairs is an open plan living/dining/kitchen with sliders onto a large deck. Upstairs is the ensuite primary and deck overlooking the pool area. All this on a 1.5 acres. Easy access to both East Hampton and Sag Harbor Village. Web# 892001 rendering

SERVED IN AMBER Autumn nightcaps get a sophisticated jumpstart with this mouthblown, hand-cut crystal liqueur set from Asprey. $1,950, 18 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 917985-1170, asprey.com.

The fall season is here, along with lots of appointments and engagements. Keep track of them all with this stylish lizard-embossed notebook from Sloane Stationery. $35, at Matriark, 133 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-919-5577, matriark.com. 50 hc&g/nyc&g cottagesgardens.com september 2022

Named for key parts of the solar system, Los Angeles–based designer Adam Sirak’s modular planters can be stacked and arranged in any number of Saturn III planter, $3,700, by appointment only at The Future Perfect, 8 St. Luke’s Pl., NYC, 212-473-2500, thefutureperfect.com.




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Top to bottom: Townes knob, $52, Cape knob, $59, Poppy ring, $69, modernmatter.com.

A WORLD APARTE Designer Simone Cagnazzo’s Aparte chair and footrest for Roche Bobois is light-years away from TV-room staples of the past— and a thousand times more comfortable. Chair, $5,495, footrest, $2,430, 950 Third Ave., NYC, 212779-8950, roche-bobois.com.

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It’s not just for lawns anymore Grass Act

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1. JAPANESE FOREST GRASS (Hakonechloa macra) Zones: 5–9; height: 1–2 feet This shade-loving, mounding grass sways beautifully in the gentlest of breezes. Native to the wet cliffs of Japan’s Mt. Hakone, it also comes in variegated versions striped in white or gold. M anicured lawns are so passé—and because of all the maintenance and water they require, not so good for the environment, either. But there are plenty of grasses that will give your garden easy-care, year-round appeal.

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Situated in the prestigious Northwest Woods, this idyllic retreat is a short drive to either the world famous shops and beaches of East Hampton, or the bustling night-life of Sag Harbor. Brilliantly reimagined several years ago as either a totally self-contained and secluded Hamptons getaway, or the most exciting entertainment estate offered anywhere at this price. Almost 5,000sf of Mahogany decking lets family and friends spread out for peace and quiet, or easily welcomes 200 guests for the Hamptons party of a lifetime. The huge contemporary open-plan glass-walled Great Room is the center of it all with chef’s kitchen, dining, fireplace, and enough seating to allow a weekend full of guests to relax in comfo rt. Keith


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2. NORTHERN SEA OATS (Chasmanthium latifolium)

• Most grasses require full sun and good drainage.

Zones: 5–8; height: 3 feet The common name of this grass references its attractive seed heads, an extra plus for the garden. Its foliage turns vibrant gold in the fall, and it tends to self-sow.

• Regular lawn grasses take over mixed meadow plantings easily, so use bunch-forming natives instead.

• Don’t forage for beach grass—or control.importantshorelines.anything—onvirtuallyourregion’sTheyareanpartoferosion

6. LITTLE BLUESTEM (Schizachyrium scoparium) Zones: 4–10; height: 2–4 feet A native of the northeastern U.S., this meadow grass mixes well with wildflowers. ‘Purple Dunes’, a new variety introduced by Glover Perennials in Cutchogue, Long Island, has standout purple foliage.

• Prune most grasses in the early spring, rather than the fall, when they provide food and shelter for a variety of birds and insects.

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• Grasses look great in pots and in borders at the end of the season.

3. GOLDEN SWEET FLAG GRASS (Acorus gramineus ‘Hime-masamune’)

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4. PAMPAS GRASS (Cortaderia selloana) Zones: 7–11; height: 8–12 feet This South American native has true star appeal. Harvested in the autumn, the dramatic seed heads are great in dried arrangements, but the foliage blades are sharp, so be careful.

5. MEXICAN FEATHER GRASS (Nassella tenuissima) Zones: 7–10; height: 1–2 feet A delicate fresh green in spring, this grass turns a soft tan in the second half of summer. It is a perennial, but you might want to comb out the seeds with your fingers and save them for spring planting, too.

Zones: 5–9; height: 6–12 inches Useful in mass plantings or water gardens, evergreen Acorus likes moist soil and will brighten a dark area, thanks to its predominantly yellow blade marked by a green stripe.

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Today, out of her studio in East Marion, Long Island, Clayton fabricates rings, earrings,

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Hi-ho, Silver! Barbara Clayton’s line of jewelry, Silver Per Se, includes sterling-silver “paper clip” necklaces set with moonstone pendants. Resources.

A fter 28 years in the corporate world managing Fortune 500 companies, Barbara Clayton made a life-altering career change, spurred in part by the attacks on 9/11. “Our office was located on the 102nd floor of the South Tower,” she recalls, “and although I wasn’t there that day, I lost a lot of friends. I decided that I had to move on and pursue what I always loved.”

A former business executive switches gears to a glittery future

A longtime collector of vintage jewelry— everything from Native American pieces to silver from Taxco, Mexico, and Georg Jensen— she originally intended to sell her vast holdings under the moniker Silver Per Se. But “then I realized that there was more to it than just selling jewelry,” she says. “I wanted to learn how to make it.”



A jeweler friend of Clayton’s suggested that she attend the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City. “Students sat four to a workstation bench, all of us knowing nothing,” she recounts. “I remember being intimidated by the acetylene torch, but I eventually learned how to set stones and work in silver and gold.”

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A finished cuff set with a fossilized agate. A gauge wheel measures sterlingsilver wire. Working a piece of wire through a metal-rolling mill. Wire is straightened for a ring shank. A “swifty”’ wheel smooths the bezel on a moonstone ring. An acetylene torch solders a bezel onto a sterling-silver sheet. See Resources.

pendants, chains, and hammered sterlingsilver cuffs set with magnificent gemstones ranging from “opaque and dreamy cabochons to iridescecnt, sparkling moonstones,” some sourced on trips to Brazil. She is also partial to fossilized agates for their “natural, organic feel.”

“Metals like gold and silver melt so easily that if you don’t control the heat correctly, you can quickly ruin an almost finished piece.”

—Doug Young MARION

“Making jewelry meets my creative needs and urges, and if I can get other people to love it as much as I do, I’m thrilled. I guess that’s my endgame.”

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“Using heat is a tricky thing,” Clayton muses.

“There’s a panache about handmade pieces, and a special type of person who is drawn to and understands their magic,” Clayton muses.

To make her jewelry, Clayton starts out by forging heavy-gauge sheets of alloyed sterling silver, a process known as annealing. The metal is heated until it is softened and pliable, after which it can be shaped with a variety of tools.

For her rings, for example, the sheet is first flattened through a metal-rolling mill, and then a bezel is soldered onto it and trimmed off. To connect the shank (also called the band) to the bezel, she uses a clamping tool to hold it in place while she solders the pieces together.

After positioning the ring into a cushioned table vise, she uses a leather mallet and a bezel rocker to push the bezel around the gemstone, then gently smooths the edge of the bezel with a “swifty” wheel on a rotary hand tool. Finally, the piece is polished in a tumbler filled with water, metal shot, and a drop of dish soap.

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Famously Featured in the 1987 film Moonstruck, starring Best Actress Oscarwinner Cher and Nicolas Cage, the 26-foot-wide 1829 townhouse at 19 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights has a new owner. Actress and comedian Amy Schumer paid $14 million ($1.5 million over ask) for the actressBut$15hisFallonPaulGrubman,Corcoran$38.9listedthewhothe176RichardbedroomManhattanJackmanMeanwhile,GroupD.forchefpenthouseunloadisfive-bedroom5,568-square-footbeautyandsimultaneouslytryingtotheUpperWestSidesheownswithherhubby,ChrisFischer,$15million.(AdamModlinoftheModlinhasthelisting.)actorHughisalsosellinghisapartment,afive-triplexinthefamedMeier–designedPerryStreetoverlookingHudsonRiver.Jackman,paid$21millionforresidencein2008,hasitforawhoppingmillionthroughtheGroup’sDeborahDavidAdler,andAlbano.InGramercyPark,Jimmyhasfinallysoldtriplex,firstlistedformillioninearly2021.it’sBritishmodelandCaraDelevingne


Trainwreck x Moonstruck Actress Amy Schumer has bought the iconic Brooklyn Heights home featured in the 1987 movie Moonstruck. 60 hc&g/nyc&g


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Known as “Cima del Mundo” (Spanish for “top of the world”), this $65 million Spanish Colonial−style abode at 201 Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton is available for the first time in 75 years. Designed by architect Robert Tappan in 1925 and renovated and expanded in 1994 by the late interior designer William Hodgins, the 7,600-square-foot eight-bedroom manse features a clay tile roof, five fireplaces, multiple terraces, and a pool and pool house, plus 2.7 acres with both ocean and Lily Pond vistas. “A ha-ha blocks the view of the road and creates the sense that Lily Pond is part of the property,” says listing agent Ed Petrie of Compass. “It feels like Bel Air in the Hamptons.” —Jean Nayar Hamptons Hacienda “Cima del Mundo,” on East Hampton’s Lily Pond Lane, is available for $65 million.

who’s having the last laugh: She scooped up 5,000-square-footthe sixbedroom for the bargain price of $10.8 million. And Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are resting easy, having found a buyer for their Harlem townhouse, listed a year ago for $7.325 million and reportedly selling for just a bit lower than the ask.

Musician Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons and his partner, La Ligne co-founder and CEO Molly Howard, have nabbed a SoHo townhouse for $14.8 million, a deep discount from the residence’s initial 2015 list price of $16.3 million. What’s more, it comes with quite a bit of cred: Built in 1823 on the grounds of a mansion once inhabited by John Adams, the structure was owned at one time by choreographer Paul Taylor, who converted the top floor into a dance studio. But it’s actress Emma Stone who wins the nod for best real estate coup: She recently made an easy profit of $1.175 million on a Malibu getaway—previously featured in NYC&G’s December 2018 issue—that she bought for $3.25 million in 2019. Listed in May, the property sold within a month for $130,000 over the ask. —Alyssa Bird COMING SOON: AN ENCLAVE NEAR YOU

For buyers who want a piece of the Hamptons without a lot of upkeep, a surprising number of new housing options are coming down the pike. Watermill Crossing, a 34-townhouse complex designed by McDonough & Conroy Architects with interiors by Mabley Handler Interior Design, broke ground in the heart of Water Mill this spring and is expected to be completed next summer. Listed with Saunders & Associates, the two-story units are priced from $2.095 million to $2.895 million, range from 2,500 to 2,800 square feet, and include four bedrooms and private outdoor space, plus community amenities such as a clubhouse with a fitness room, a lounge, a spa, and a pool, in addition to landscaping, snow removal, pool


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Star Turn Actress Emma Stone pocketed a $1.175 million profit after flipping this Malibu pad, featured in NYC&G in 2018. september




Contact: Edward Mulderrig, Douglas Elliman Real Estate —Pamela Brill

COUNTRY: SOUTHAMPTON 164B WEST NECK ROAD List price: $4.995 million 5 bedrooms, 1.03 acres Selling points: Built in 2010 and updated in 2020, this 6,000-square-foot home boasts a 2,000-square-foot lower level that has been framed for a future gym, media room, bar, and bowling alley.


Contact: Matthew Breitenbach and Robbie Banker, Compass COUNTRY: AMAGANSETT 31 GILBERTS PATH List price: $4.685 million 3 bedrooms, .68 acres Selling points: Currently owned by fashion designer Tony Melillo, this contemporary pad with deeded beach access features a shou sugi ban exterior, chef’s kitchen, and Douglasfir plank floors.

Contact: Rylan Jacka, Sotheby’s International Realty COUNTRY: WATER MILL 1728 MONTAUK HIGHWAY List price: $4.5 million 5 bedrooms, 4.5 acres Selling points: This sprawling, wellmaintained 1895 estate has been in the same family since the early 1900s. It includes a 3,700-square-foot main house, a pool, a 682-square-foot guesthouse, and a rolling lawn studded with specimen trees.

CITY: TRIBECA 108 LEONARD STREET, #5A List price: $4.8 million 2 bedrooms, 1,762 square feet Selling points: Home cooks will relish the custom Scavolini kitchen in this loft-style pad, located in a McKim, Mead & White−designed building that has become popular with celebs such as Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Contact: Kristen Suh, the Corcoran Group, and Elena Sarkissian, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

CITY: MIDTOWN WEST 35 HUDSON YARDS, #5302 List price: $5 million 2 bedrooms, 2,174 square feet Selling points: This stunning residence features unobstructed views of the Hudson River, services provided by the onsite Equinox Hotel, and dozens of amenities, including a golf simulator. Contact: Related Sales and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group CITY: UPPER WEST SIDE 145–46 CENTRAL PARK WEST, #10B List price: $4.895 million 2 bedrooms, 2,200 square feet Selling points: Refreshed to accommodate the modern city dweller, this classic-six co-op in the iconic San Remo retains original details such as herringbone floors and custom millwork.

Contact: Ronald Lense and David Lewandowski, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

From growing up on a farm in Ireland’s County Limerick to stints as a successful actor, steeplechase jockey, and real estate broker, Peter Halpin has enjoyed quite the ride. As a young actor, Halpin got his big break at 14, playing the role of Malachy McCourt in the 1999 film Angela’s Ashes. He later relocated to the States to become an actor full-time, but eventually decided on a change of scene, decamp ing to work in Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Greenport office. “I had dabbled in sales and business development between acting gigs, so real estate just made sense,” Halpin says. “And the East End is the most beautiful part of the world. As a kid, I used to visit my grandfa ther here and go fishing in Peconic Bay. It’s a slice of heaven.” —A. B. PETER HALPIN

Architect Roger Ferris, who designed the clubhouse, has conceived the first soon-to-bebuilt residence, a $25 million, 5,200-squarefoot five-bedroom house with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop deck on 3.8 acres (Bridge membership not included). Ferris has already signed on to design the development’s next three homes. “Like the clubhouse,” he says, “the aesthetic is contemporary and the lifestyle is leisurely.”

—Jean Nayar

service, and electric-vehicle charging stations. “The cost of maintaining a private home has become astronomical,” says co-developer Jeffrey Suchman, “and these residences provide hasslefree living.” Interior details like cerused-oak cabinetry and shiplap paneling, adds decorator Jennifer Mabley, help “create an aesthetic that appeals to anyone, from a bachelor to a couple ready to downsize to a young family.” Coming in early 2023 to Westhampton Beach, Country Pointe Estates offers competitively priced single-family dwellings with easy access to New York City. Ranging from $2.7 million to $3.6 million, the sixbedroom, five-and-ahalf-bath structures are sited on “half-acre lots with the option of a pool, and you’re just an hour and a half from Manhattan,” says developer Michael Dubb.Price is no object and location is everything for members of the athomeBridgehampton,Bridgeultra-exclusivegolfclubinsoontotheResidencestheBridge.Situated on the grounds of the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit and marketed by Bespoke Real Estate, the new project comprises 20 lots on more than 70 acres with staggering views of Little Peconic and Noyack bays, Long Island Sound, and the Connecticut coastline.



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Want to enter next year’s competition? Go to cgidas.com for more information. BY DAVID MASELLO


After a couple of years on pause, HC&G was delighted to celebrate its 10th edition of the Hamptons Innovation in Design Awards (IDAs), held on August 4 at Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House. At the event, we recognized the best regional projects in the categories of architecture and interior, garden, small space, kitchen, and product design, selected from dozens of entries by an esteemed panel of industry experts including garden designer Frederico Azevedo, hotelier Antonella Bertello, interior designer Rayman Boozer, architect and designer Francis D’Haene, and interior designers and business partners Tatyana Miron and Alexandra Pappas. Read on to see who took home top honors.

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winner Judge Francis D’Haene decrees this sixgabled Bridgehampton house a “tour de force” and a “refreshing design for the Hamptons.” Young Architects spec’d each of the contiguous 24-foot-square modules to serve different purposes: living room, kitchen, primary bedroom, secondary bedroom, porch, and garage. The residence is sited not only to take advantage of solar power, but also to embrace the nature that surrounds it. “The interior volumes are exciting and unusual,” comments judge Alexandra Pappas.

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In this Amagansett house, nature appears before your eyes with the push of a button. Expansive motorized sliding doors open from the living, dining, family, and kitchen areas to the yard, gardens, and pool. The clients asked for a modern house, and the architects obliged with a dynamic series of structured volumes comprising floor-toceiling glass walls juxtaposed with handsome, solid expanses that foster privacy. “I could live here,” enthuses judge Rayman Boozer, who was struck by the house’s “Taoist blending with nature.”

Today, Napeague is still thought of as a quiet community of modest cottages nestled in the dunes, but over time, the area has grown, accommodating more homes and the traffic that comes with expansion. For a site on this beautiful stretch of the Hamptons, Bates Masi + Architects designed a structure with solid half-timber walls that face the highway and extend into side yards and over the roofline. Additionally, the firm re-sculpted the front yard upward, in response to new flood codes that require the first floor to rise eight feet above grade. “The simplicity, scale, and connection to nature are striking,” notes judge Tatyana Miron.


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Workshop/APD refers to the finished interiors of this five-bedroom Sagaponack house as a “neutral wonderland.” Indeed, the all-white home exudes a sense of purity, but the overall effect is softened and warmed with a range of textures, materials, artworks, and sculptural furnishings, which are put to the test in the airy, vaulted double-height living room. Although judge Alexandra Pappas cops to being “a little intimidated by all-white interiors,” she describes this home as “inviting and serene,” whereas judge Tatyana Miron notes how the “gorgeous wood and interesting shapes pop against the neutral backdrop.”



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What began as a circa-1900 barn was transformed into a thoroughly modern home for a family of six. Large floor-to-ceiling windows fill this Amagansett house with natural light, all the better to reveal the textures, patterns, and colors introduced by Farrin Cary, including a blend of custom and vintage furnishings reupholstered in family-friendly fabrics and finishes such as blue denim. Judge Frederico Azevedo points to the “exclusive use of colors in a subtle background,” while judge Francis D’Haene “loves the soft tones, warm materials, and unusual textures” that prevail.


Despite its “white, boxy spaces,” comments judge Francis D’Haene, SheltonMindel was able to infuse the interiors of this bayfront Sag Harbor house with warmth and visual interest. The firm introduced simple, yet elegant maple millwork that runs throughout the two-story residence and focused on key sculptural and colorful elements: a hovering living room fireplace, an abstract work by North Fork–based artist Ugo Rondinone, a frosted faceted-glass chandelier in the dining room. The result: “Classic, cool, modern—an ideal beach house,” concludes judge Alexandra Pappas.



Visitors approach this Water Mill estate via a long, winding driveway, revealing alternating patches of woods and light. LaGuardia Design unified the undulating five-acre site with a central allée linking the main residence with the pool house garden. Elsewhere, a fountain plays on a rectangular lawn, beds of flowering perennials soften the sharp geometries of limestone pathways, and a series of steps vault a still pool. Judge Francis D’Haene says he was taken with “the manicured, yet organic feel of the plantings,” while judge Alexandra Pappas notes the “beautiful mix of tamed and wild elements.”


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The artworks, plantings, and practical sculptural elements that fill this fouracre site in Southampton appeal both to the people who occupy it and to the birds and butterflies that are encouraged to make it home. “The fact that it was designed for pollinators as well as people is the icing on the cake,” says judge Antonella Bertello. The many outdoor rooms incorporate such features as a life-size chessboard, sculptural spinning seats by designer Thomas Heatherwick, and a sinuous fence that mimics a curving hedge.



When a client of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates bought an oceanfront property across the street from her primary residence, she wanted her gardens to be integrated, yet distinctive. The firm unified the disparate spaces by extending an WhatJapanese-inspiredextantfenceandemployingfamiliargraniteslabsaspaving.turnsthisspaceintoseparateoutdoorrooms,however,isaprivethedgeleftuntrimmed,tobesculptedbytheseawind;largeboulders,placedaspunctuationpoints;anddunevegetation,allowedtotracetheperimeternaturally.“Ilovethespiritofthisdesign,”commentsjudgeAlexandraPappas.

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This 600-square-foot pool pavilion “says look at me,” exclaims judge Rayman Boozer, but it’s simultaneously a structure that “disappears into the landscape,” adds judge Tatyana Miron. The architects aimed to create a building that stands out on the property while not interfering with views of the pool and the bay. From the main house, the pavilion appears as a solid presence, yet remains transparent enough to keep water views in sight. A sweeping roofline reduces solar heat and works to cover an outdoor seating area. The effect of the building is “airy and free,” says judge Antonella Bertello.


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A 40-foot-long wooden arbor serves as a resort-style retreat from the main residence. Sited on a sloping field, the pavilion nonetheless captures elevated views of a freshwater pond and a swimming pool with a vanishing edge. Tropical mahogany and ipé woods were chosen for cladding and flooring, since both can weather extreme climate conditions in the Hamptons. The designers also incorporated multiple seating areas, providing room for contemplation in what judge Francis D’Haene calls a “beautiful outdoor space perfectly oriented and placed within the landscape.”


What was once solely a garage and mechanical room is now a vaulted, even sculptural, pool house and small residence. The doubleheight space and multifaceted ceiling in the bedroom create “a serene escape,” says judge Alexandra Pappas, adding that the “dramatic volume and great windows maximize the pool views.” The designers made a deliberate effort to incorporate furnishings comprising Bauhaus-style building blocks, inside and out, which blur the distinction between the exterior and interior, not to mention what is sculpture and what is furniture.



Beauty and function define this Water Mill kitchen, intended not only for serious cooking, but also for dedicated entertaining. Ciuffo Cabinetry designed an expansive T-shaped marble island that doubles as prep counter and party central. Two-tone cabinetry accented with polished stainless-steel framing, a custom hood that resembles a work of sculpture, and a waterfall-style island make “the space endless,” says judge Frederico Azevedo.

Judge Rayman Boozer characterizes this Amagansett kitchen as “fun, bright, and optimistic.” Indeed, the generous windows and cathedral ceiling infuse the space with Hamptons light, while the Bardiglio stone on the eight-by-10-foot island continues onto the backsplash for a lovely, unifying effect. The intentional use of natural materials is a way to bring the outdoors inside, making this space “feel like the center of the house” for the family of six that lives here, says judge Francis D’Haene.

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This Amagansett house comes with a pedigree, having been designed and lived in by the late architect Charles Gwathmey. The directive for the kitchen refresh was to preserve Gwathmey’s original vision while giving the space a modern update. The new palette features the same stained cedar and hickory wood, while introducing cutting-edge materials that didn’t exist when the house was built. Among the more conspicuous changes are new upper cabinets flanking the hood, which judge Alexandra Pappas likens to “clerestory windows,” while judge Frederico Azevedo marvels at how “different elements turn it into a real, workable room.”



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A land of contrasts, the isle of Capri inspired this new line of two-tone cotton-and-linen pillows, each woven by hand on the North Fork.

A client asked the firm to design a structure for their grandchildren, which resulted in a fantasia of open-air perches, inviting nooks and niches, solid volumes, and enticing planes.


Husband-and-wife Rachel Rushforth-Worrell and Andre Worrell’s new collection of hand-painted pillows depicts florals, grains, and seedpods.


Bold Strokes (this page) “The firm’s color identity is orange,” comments architect Nancy Thiel, “a powerful and creative color.” The Eastlake door, painted Benjamin Moore Outrageous Orange and original to the 1871 building, seemed like the appropriate startingoff point. (opposite) In the library, a Knoll coffee table and Herman Miller sofa punctuate company founder Brian Collins’s vast collection of books. See Resources.



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Working Progress (this page top and near left) Vintage Eames Shell chairs surround a worktable in the library, where higher shelves are reached with the help of ladders from Putnam Rolling Ladder. A gel-fueled fireplace from Cocoon Fires occupies a corner. (above) The company meditation area is swathed in Knoll’s FilzFelt fabric. (opposite) Office chairs and a table from Herman Miller dominate the airy conference room, which Thiel describes as “a bright open box, ready for ideas.” See Resources. september 2022 cottagesgardens.com

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Architect Cass Calder Smith does some California dreaming for a new build in North Sea

Absorbing the waning sun of late afternoon, the stucco and wood house exudes a warm glow. The aluminum windows and doors are Fleetwood.from Resources.See CRAIG KELLOGG BY COLIN MILLER


AppealOutdoorIndoor(left) Lumens.exteriorthesconcesThedottinghouse’sarefrom(opposite top) A red plaster wall amplifies the screened porch. The sofa and coffee table are from RH. (opposite bottom) In the kitchen, a ceiling fixture from Cerno hangs above a walnut slab table from Olde Good Things. The bench cushion is upholstered with a Kravet fabric. See Resources.

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he 1960s ranch house, on a generous acre with distant views of Scallop Pond Preserve in North Sea, was apparently abandoned, save for a couple of gravestones tucked into the property. Eyeing an opportunity, Saunders & Associates broker Lylla Carter purchased the place for herself as a teardown and enlisted architect Cass Calder Smith, a friend and trusted collaborator, for a full set of new house plans. Smith came up with a bold 2,500-square-foot villa that took its style cues from modern architectural tropes typical of the West Coast, where he had spent his formative years. His proposal fea tured a flat roof and white stucco walls, with gray cedar accents. “I don’t really create controversial buildings,” says Smith, who cites legendary Southern California modernist Richard Neutra as an important influence. Nevertheless, this would be a memorable, iconic house, very visible from the road. Turns out it was not to be. Carter never razed the ranch or even broke ground for the structure. Instead, she sold the lot in 2018 to

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immunologist Fairley Pilaro—and graciously threw in the unreal ized plans. The new owner, a single mother of four who has lived on Long Island for a dozen years, was delighted, having already toured several Smith houses with her boyfriend, Joe Messina, a builder with Joseph Scott Consulting. Half of the front porch had collapsed and “nothing was salvageable,” Pilaro recounts, although she was pleased that she got “a lot more bang” for her real estate buck. But after closely studying Smith’s scale model, a miniature in cardboard and strips of wood, Pilaro and Messina decided that the layout was too small for their blended family, which often increases in size when relatives arrive for extended beach stays.

Airy Lairs (right) In the den, armchairs from Homenature flank a custom Jouir coffee table from 1stdibs. The walls are covered in Schumacher’s Feather Bloom in Onyx Gold. (below) A ceiling fixture from Nuura hangs above a table from Johnson Furniture in the dining area. The sofas in the living room beyond are covered in a Calico fabric; the custom Moroccan rug is from Palais Saadien. See Resources.

“We have an open-door policy and are kind of full service when anyone comes here,” Pilaro says. “I’m a home girl.” Smith went back to the drawing board. “I’m not the type who considers my houses trophies, and I don’t have any ego about it,” the architect says. What had been a boomerang-shaped foot print grew into more of a U. The front retained its relationship to the road, and views through the rear windows are still ori ented to a spectacular specimen oak—now spotlit as a backyard focal point. (“I hate cutting down trees,” Smith admits.) The total square footage ballooned to 8,585 square feet, including an enormous earth-sheltered lower level, six bedrooms, and a primary suite above the garage, which can be completely com partmentalized and sealed off for extra privacy or even seasonal renters. “I’m a down-to-earth person,” Pilaro jokes, but “nobody else needs to sleep in my bed!” Following six months of design adjustments and approvals, Messina finally began building the couple’s dream house. One

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Smith signed off on the inventive banquette that Messina inserted into what had been drawn, originally, as an enormous kitchen island. Pilaro and Messina also added a koi pond and chose earth tones and neutrals for painted interior walls, while interior paneling recalls the cedar outside. They finished decorat ing and moved in just as COVID-19 was at its height. Still, the pandemic didn’t put a damper on the couple’s socially distanced housewarming party, complete with live band. But the hostess, ever the immunologist, put the kibosh on the chips and dip.

of Pilaro’s sons even apprenticed for his summer job—despite having no construction experience. He proved handy for “things older guys don’t want to do,” Messina recalls, particularly riding the crane piggyback and helping to position large, unwieldy windows throughout the house. Cleverly, he also found space for a laundry chute. (His reward for the summer stint: a nail gun of his very own.)


Good Vibrations (opposite clockwise from top left) A guest room includes a rug from Stark and an armchair from West Elm. The primary bath features fittings from Samuel Heath. Seating pieces from RH furnish the outdoor living room. (this page) Beyond the koi pond, Adirondack chairs from Hildreth’s Home Goods surround a fire pit designed by Joe Messina. A specimen oak tree looms beyond. See Resources.

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A Fresh Start (this page) A lantern from Urban Electric hangs above an Scottishearly-19th-centurytableinthefoyer. (opposite) The living room’s custom sofa is by Luther Quintana Upholstery. The custom hooked wool rug is from Doris Leslie Blau. Resources.See


The RevealBig A couple buys a house in Rye online, sight unseen—and now it’s quite the place to see


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New Lease On Life (this page) Calacatta Gold countertops from Rye Marble, backsplash tile from Waterworks, and Perrin & Rowe fittings add shimmer to the renovated kitchen. (opposite) The circa-1810 French Empire chairs in the dining room are covered in a fabric from John Rosselli & Associates. The chandelier is from Gregorius Pineo. See Resources.

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Suzanne and Lauren McGrath happen to be the mother-daughter team who run McGrath II, the design firm the Verrochis hired on the advice of friends. Straightaway, they announced that they had some news for their new clients. Nothing dire, but still not the kind of information anyone would want to share with people who were moving across the country to live in a house they had never stepped foot in before. Upon walking through the home’s graciously scaled rooms, the McGraths realized that it “had become dated over time,” Suzanne recounts. “But we knew that this was an exceptional


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mong the consider able fallout from the pandemic vis-à-vis the real estate world was the deeper meaning of the phrase “caveat emptor.” Buyer beware—never more so than when purchasing real estate sight unseen. Yet that was a familiar practice in the frenetic early months of COVID-19, when homeowners desperate to get out of cities and otherwise tight spaces snapped up properties simply by viewing them online, or even after just hearing about them over the phone. The competition was that intense.

Jessica Verrochi was among that group of risk-takers. “It was the middle of the pandemic, our kids were in school, and we needed to relocate to the East Coast from San Francisco,” she recalls of the lightning-fast run-up to the purchase of her 1920s neo-Colonial in Rye. “The market was moving quickly, and we found ourselves in a bidding war. But even from afar, my husband and I knew that Suzanne and Lauren would be able to take care of everything.”

“The call we got wasn’t one of those ‘Are you sitting down?’ ones,” Verrochi remembers. “After all, we liked the bones of the house, its layout, and location. But Lauren and Suzanne very diplomatically told us that many of the floors had been torn apart by the prior owners’ dogs, the stair case banister was falling down, and the fireplaces needed to be replaced.” With plenty of work needing to be done, the Verrochis decamped with their young children, leaving behind their stucco house in Presidio Heights and the majority of its furnishings. Fortunately, Jessica Verrochi and the design team found common ground in a passion for antiques. “She really appreciates beautiful American and European antiques,” Lauren McGrath

property and we wanted to bring it back—to make it feel like the lovely house it had started out as.”

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I learned quickly that antiques stand out most in a house,” homeowner Jessica Verrochi says. “People want to make their homes feel bespoke and one-of-a-kind”

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Family Affair (this page) McGrath II designed the table in the breakfast nook. The ceiling fixture is from Ann-Morris and the antique French caned chairs are from Rose Uniacke. (opposite) The sofa and tufted bench in the family room are covered in fabrics from John Rosselli & Associates. See Resources.

Home Sweet Home (grid, clockwise from top left) Light blue paint from Farrow & Ball softens a dressing room. The walnut and rush table in the primary bedroom is from Rooms & Gardens. Custom vanities by McGrath II anchor the boys’ bathroom. The wall covering in the daughter’s bedroom is from Bennison. (above) The wallpaper in a guest room is from Peter Fasano and the matchstick blind is from the Shade Store. The coverlet is from Chelsea Textiles. See Resources.

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“I learned quickly that antiques stand out most in a house,” says Verrochi. “I didn’t have a ton of experience shopping for them, but given supply-chain delays and the fact that people want to make their homes feel bespoke and one-of-a-kind, they’ve become popular again.” Among the few items the couple did bring with them from the West Coast was a collection of copper cookpots once used by husband Matt’s mother. “After gutting the kitchen, we started the re-do with those pots in mind,” says Lauren. But the prevailing design scheme for the house hinges on the custom floor covering in the liv ing room, its graphic pattern replicating a classic American hooked rug and inspiring “the patterns and colors found in all the rooms.”

So, on a Friday night, Verrochi and her husband got the green light and went over. “When we walked through the door, music was playing, and glasses of wine were waiting for us,” Verrochi says. “Very slowly, we went room by room through our new home, taking it all in. It was the perfect big reveal.” ✹

As the work was being done, Verrochi and her family were living in a nearby rental house, although she couldn’t resist stopping by daily to see the progress. But as the “big reveal” neared, the McGraths diplomatically asked her to stay away for four days. “We always make sure we aren’t present for that initial moment when everything’s finally in place,” Suzanne says. “It’s a private moment, an emotional one. The clients deserve privacy.”

says of their client, recounting the many treasures they found for the home, including a circa-1820 Irish wake table for the dining room and a hexagonal Scottish table of the same vintage for the foyer. The designers even sourced a 19th-century dresser from the region of Virginia where Verrochi grew up.

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Beachy and chic, bold and fresh: In Sag Harbor, all come together in one tidy package

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A stair runner and striped rug from Apadana anchor the entryway, which is furnished with a black steel bench from Uhuru Design and wooden stools from Michael Del Piero Good Design. The artwork is by Mikal Harrsen.Resources.See september 2022 cottagesgardens.com

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Barsanti, who acknowledges that his clients gave him a lot of leeway, thought that the house might feel more special if it differed significantly from their primary home in Westchester County, which is traditional in style and quite colorful. The designer and his team—including colleague

hen previous clients of designers Daniel Barsanti and his wife, Rena Levine, bought a house in the Hamptons, it seemed natural for them to engage Barsanti’s firm, Barsanti Desmone, to turn the place into a family getaway.


The traditional 4,100-square-foot house, which was built in 2000 on a .61acre lot, lies in the Redwood section of Sag Harbor, a low-key enclave on a neck of land that’s attached to the historic village by a narrow causeway.

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The house, inside and out, was a throwback to earlier decades, but the new owners loved the flow of it, including a primary bedroom on the main floor and big upstairs rooms for their three kids, aged 14 to 20. Additionally, the five-bedroom home faces west, has a great view of sunsets over the water, and welcomes light all day long. The light was key for Barsanti. “My first step in any project is to visit the site to see how a house attracts light, reflects light, plays with light,” he says, “and that is especially true near the water, where the light is indescribably beautiful. In this project, light informed every decision we made, right down to furniture placement.”

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Firmly Anchored (this page) In the entry, a leather-framed mirror from Monc XIII hangs above a fiberglass console by Paolo Moschino. The artwork is by Lisa Bagley. (opposite) In the newly winterized sunroom, four swivel armchairs from Verellen are slipcovered in a C&C Milano fabric. The ceiling fixture is from Arteriors Home. See Resources.

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Strong As An Oak Custom oak cabinetry and twin oak-top tables set the tone in the combined kitchen and dining area. The Abi dining chairs are from Avenue Road and the pendants are from Urban Electric. See Resources.

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The original floor plan remains intact, but the decorator did decide to remove some antiquated architectural details, deleting pony walls and columns, simplifying fireplace surrounds, and replacing a standard-issue farmhouse-style kitchen with something far sleeker and more contemporary. Thanks to the sorcery of the subcontractors, Barsanti and his team were also able to salvage, patch, and refinish the original hardwood floors.

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Christopher Desmone and builders David and Justine Rimland of Rimland Construction—set about rethinking the interiors. “Our clients,” Barsanti reports, “didn’t just want to spend the weekend at another house. They wanted to be transported.”

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Shaping Up (this page) In the primary bedroom, a teak-framed circular mirror from Homenature plays off a custom oak canopy bed by Barsanti Desmone. (opposite top) The acrylic and shearling stool in the primary bath is from CB2. (opposite bottom) The upstairs sitting area features a CB2 lounge chair in a white bouclé and a faux bois cocktail table from Noir. See Resources.

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“Every decision we made was about how the space would be used,” the decorator says. The homeowners work in the financial sector and like to entertain, so they requested a substantial dining option, but “we bought two tables that could be separated, so if you were on your own you wouldn’t feel isolated at a long table.” And then there was the light: A huge round mirror in the primary bedroom, which is discreetly tucked into the home’s eastern elevation, reflects water views from the custom bed.

“The goal of this project was not to turn the house into a design object, although we wanted it to be attractive and a bit sexy. The goal was to create a place for joyful family gatherings, a place where the kids and parents would be happy spending time together, and that remained the same from day one. Everything we did was an attempt to reach that goal.” ✹

“We didn’t want anything that was only ‘of the moment,’” he says, “and we didn’t want traditional overtones, either. We wanted it clean and simple, easy to main tain, and something with lasting visual value.” To that end, most of the pieces are unusual, refined, or custom-designed. Still, Barsanti doesn’t shy away from stretching the budget with artful applications of high and low. One bedroom, for example, has a plush James Perse throw at the foot of the bed, whereas the wall-mounted headboard is covered in an Ikea carpet.

Barsanti upended laid-back beach house stereotypes with sophisticated fur nishings throughout, far more modern than the home’s exterior would suggest.

Water Everywhere (opposite top)

Chaise longues from Holly Hunt line up alongside the raised 10-by40-foot pool. (opposite bottom and this page) Tucked between dormers, an upstairs deck features seating pieces from Harbour Outdoor and allweather pillows by designer Rena Levine. It looks over the pool to the dock and the clients’ Cobalt R6 Surf. See Resources. 2022


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Let the tomatoes cool on the sheet pan. The juices will thicken and the tomatoes will be easier to handle when they’reOncecool.cooled, layer tomatoes with wax or parchment paper in a lidded container. Place in the refrigerator until cold, then freeze for later use. —Susan Spungen

• For a quick pasta sauce, sauté chopped roasted tomatoes. Top with a dollop of ricotta and a handful of chopped basil.

As the moisture is slowly cooked out of the tomatoes, the flavors concentrate and the fruit is coaxed into jammy perfection. If the skins of the tomatoes are thin, you can eat them or easily slip them off once they’re cooked.

Brush them with the oil, taking care to distribute the garlic evenly, and sprinkle the thyme leaves on top.

• Toss chopped roasted tomatoes with cubed grilled or toasted sourdough and cucumbers for a twist on panzanella.

3 large garlic cloves, peeled and grated on a Microplane 3 T olive oil 14 to 16 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise 1 tsp. kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 1 T fresh thyme leaves 1 T Aleppo-style pepper (optional)

Place on the center rack of the oven and bake until the tomatoes are shriveled but still a bit juicy, and juices on the parchment start to darken. (This can take anywhere from 1½ to 2½ hours, depending on the size of the tomato halves.) To make a spicy version, sprinkle the Aleppo-style pepper on the tomatoes after the first hour of cooking.


• Add roasted tomatoes to a frittata or quiche.



• Top pizza with roasted tomatoes.

Late summer’s farmstand bounty can last all winter long Ripe for the Picking

• Add pitted black olives (oil-cured or Kalamata) to chopped roasted tomatoes and spoon over grilled fish.

Skin Game

Heat oven to 300°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Combine the garlic with the oil and set aside. Arrange the tomatoes close together, cut side up. Season evenly with the salt (use more if needed) and pepper to taste.

• Top sourdough toast with roasted tomatoes, burrata, and basil.

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Since its conception in 2000, Sea Green Designs has evolved from owner and designer Shannon Willey’s passion for design and sustainability. The business is known for their home furnishings boutique located on Jobs Lane in Southampton, and for the spaces Willey designs to reflect the lifestyle of the Hamptons, whether it be traditional, transitional or modern. Sea Green Designs creates beautiful, coastal retreats for those who don’t have the time and resources to do it themselves.

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HC&G celebrated the 10th edition of the Innovation in Design Awards

(top two rows clockwise from top left) IDA judge Frederico Azevedo of Unlimited Earth Care with Alex Cohen. Architect Lee Skolnick, who received the Innovator Award, with Suzanne Slesin of Pointed Leaf Press. Tim Ryan, Melissa Reavis, and IDA finalist Edmund Hollander. HC&G Editorial Director Kendell Cronstrom with interior designer Tamara Magel. Designer Farrin Cary, an IDA finalist, with daughter Marinna Jacka. William Storms, Kevan Miller, IDA judge and designer Rayman Boozer, and Anderson Somerselle. Olivia Jones and Lisa Jones of IDAs sponsor Fiber-Seal.

(bottom two rows clockwise from top left) Noam Dvir of BoND Architecture, Debbie Propst of MillerKnoll, Lindsey Worster of title sponsor Design Within Reach, and James Wilson of Sotheby’s International Realty. IDA winners Justin Leanza and Alex Bluedorn of LaGuardia Design. IDA winner and product designer Stephanie Pineiro of Shed Textile Co. HC&G Publisher Pamela Eldridge kicks off the ceremony. Designer Cami Weinstein, Daria Sikorski, architect and designer West Chin, Noah Cousino, and Kimberly Warren of IDAs sponsor West Out East. IDA winner Issy Coussu of Martin Architects with Rachelle Louis of IDAs sponsor JennAir. Curtis Cole of Systems Design Co., an IDAs sponsor. IDA winners Damen Hamilton, Joseph D’Arco, and Viola Rouhani of Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects.

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Hamptons IDAs

IDAs sponsor

JennAir hosted a post-ceremony dinner

20th Anniversary


(clockwise from top left) David and Rachel Lys with Bryan Connor. Peter and Eve O’Toole. Stephen and Maria Zak with Karen McCaffrey. Sandra Brauer with Michael and Paula Sarlo. Neil Powell and Madison Wienckowski. HC&G Publisher Pamela Eldridge and Editorial Director Kendell Cronstrom flank Andy and Linda Silich of Groundworks. Ginny and Glenn Kushner. Featured artist Bruce Jefferies. Keith and Marla Wooford with Jake Beyer. Dinner EVENTS


HC&G helped fête Groundworks’ big day with music, cocktails, and art (clockwise from near right) C&G Media Group CEO Marianne Howatson with Innovator Award honoree Lee Skolnick. Anne Nelson Sanford with Ralf Rastul. JennAir’s Peter Navarre and Rachelle Louis. Jane D’Haene and NYC&G Associate Publisher Melissa Groher Rosenbluth. Gary Ciuffo of Ciuffo Cabinetry and Aaron Zalneraitis of Bates Masi + Architects. HC&G Editorial Director Kendell Cronstrom with IDA judge and hotelier Antonella Bertello. IDA finalist Eric Groft and Marinna Jacka. HC&G Editor at Large Alejandro Saralegui with Jo Ann Secor of Skolnick Architecture + Design. Kevin O’Sullivan, Frank DeVito, and Ileana Macay.

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Additional credits not on page: Page 102: Ottoman, Verellen. Ottoman fabric, Zimmer + Rohde. Pages 104–105: Tables, RT Facts. Benches, Barsanti Desmone. Bench fabric, Global Leathers. Countertops, Rimland Construction. Page 106: Living room: Coffee table, Fern. Sofa, Michael Dawkins. Sofa fabric, Perennials. Powder room: Vanity, Barsanti Desmone. Fittings, Waterworks. Page 107: Bed covering and bedframe, Barsanti Desmone. Roman shade fabric, The Shade Store. Page 108: Primary bath: Vanity, Barsanti Desmone. Mirror, 1stdibs. Fittings, Waterworks. Sitting area: Sofa, RH. Rug, Apadana. Page 109: Bed covering, Matouk. Throw, Hermès. Ceiling fixture, Materia Designs. Roman shade fabric, Romo.

MADE IN EAST MARION Pages 56–58: Silver Per Se, silverperse.com.

OFFICE ROMANCE Pages 80–83: Architecture, Nancy Thiel, Thiel Architecture + Design, 917-679-8070, thieldesign.com.

Poogy Bjerklie, poogybjerklie.com (see also Sears Peyton Gallery) Rena Levine, renalevine.com RH, rh.com Romo (T), D&D, romo.com Rooms & Gardens, roomsand gardens.com Rose Uniacke, roseuniacke.com Rosemary Hallgarten, rosemary hallgarten.com RT Facts, rtfacts.com Rye Marble, ryemarble.com Samuel Heath, samuel-heath.com Scalamandré (T), D&D, scalamandre. com Schoolhouse, schoolhouse.com Schumacher (T), D&D, fschumacher.com Sears Peyton Gallery, searspeyton.com Soane, soane.co.uk

SOURCE LIST (T) = Sources available through architects, interior designers, and design professionals. Architects & Designers Building (A&D), 150 E. 58th St., NYC, 212-6442766, adbuilding.com Decoration & Design Building (D&D), 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-759-5408, ddbuilding.com Fine Arts Building (FAB), 232 E. 59th St., NYC

Additional credits not on page: Pages 84–85: Siding, Liberty Cedar. Page 86: Planters, Mongers. Page 87: Screened porch: Barstools, RH. Sconces, Lumens. Kitchen: Rug, Stark. Page 90: Primary bath: Mirror, Ferguson. Outdoor living room: Side table (beside coffee table), Mongers. Planters, The Laurel Group.

LEFT OF CENTER Pages 84–91: Architecture, Cass Calder Smith Architecture + Interiors, 212-274-1121, casscaldersmith. com. Landscape design, Elizabeth Lear, Lear & Mahoney Landscape Architects, 631-288-8900, brianj mahoney.com. Structural engineer, Condon Engineering, P.C., 631-2981986, condonengineering.com. Civil engineer, Hands on Surveying, 631369-8312.

Additional credits not on page: Page 92: Rug, DMI Floors. Page 93: Sofa fabric, Perennials. Window covering, Chelsea Textiles. Lamps, CJ Peters. Page 94: Cabinetry, CJS Custom Architectural Millwork. Range, Wolf. Hood, CJS Custom Architectural Millwork. Barstools, Theodore Alexander. Page 95: Artwork (above fireplace), Doug Glovaski. Rug, Doris Leslie Blau. Dining chairs, Luther Quintana Upholstery. Dining chair fabric, Schumacher. Page 96: Rug, Doris Leslie Blau. Artwork, Susanna Howe (left), Poogy Bjerklie (right). Page 97: Chair fabric, Guy Goodfellow. Items pictured but not listed here are from private collections or have no additional details.

Roman shade fabric, Namay Samay. Bench, SHR. Bench fabric, Fermoie. Page 98: Dressing room: Cabinetry and island, SHR. Primary bedroom: Sconce, Ann-Morris. Bedframe, Charles Beckley. Boys’ bathroom: Ceiling fixture, Schoolhouse. Wall covering, Scalamandré. Tub, Kohler. Fittings, Waterworks. Daughter’s bedroom: Chair and curtains, Luther Quintana Upholstery. Chair fabric, Soane. Ceiling fixture, Blanche Field. Rug, Bellbridge Carpets. Page 99: Bedframe, Gerardo Gonzalez Upholstery. Rug, Stanton Carpet. Chair fabric, Le Gracieux.

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Interior Arts Building (IAB), 306 E. 61st St., NYC, interiorartsbuilding.com New York Design Center (NYDC), 200 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-6799500, nydc.com 1stdibs, 1stdibs.com Ann-Morris, annmorrislighting.com Apadana, apadanarugsandcarpets.com

Arteriors Home (T), NYDC, arteriors home.com Avenue Road, us.avenue-road.com Bellbridge Carpets, bellbridge.com Bennison, bennisonfabrics.com Blanche Field, blanchefield.com Bungalow, bungalowdecor.com C&C Milano (T), NYDC, cec-milano.us Calico, calicocorners.com CB2, cb2.com Cerno, cernogroup.com Charles Beckley, chbeckley.com Chelsea Textiles, chelseatextiles.com Circa Lighting (T), NYDC, circa lighting.com CJ Peters, cjpeters.net CJS Custom Architectural Millwork, cjsmillwork.com DMI Floors, dmifloors.com, and at Turabian and Sariyan, turabiansariyan. com Doris Leslie Blau, dorisleslieblau.com Doug Glovaski, glovaski.com (see also Sears Peyton Gallery) Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com Ferguson, ferguson.com Fermoie, fermoie.com (see also John Rosselli & Associates) Fern, fernnyc.com Fleetwood, fleetwoodusa.com Gerardo Gonzalez Upholstery, gegouph.com Global Leathers, globalleathers.com Gregorius Pineo, gregoriuspineo.com Guy Goodfellow, guygoodfellow collection.com (see also John Rosselli & Associates) Harbour Outdoor, shopharbour.com Hermès, hermes.com Hildreth’s Home Goods, hildreths.com Holly Hunt (T), D&D, hollyhunt.com Hollywood at Home, hollywoodat home.com Homenature, homenature.com John Rosselli & Associates, john rosselli.com Johnson Furniture, johnsonfurniture. co.uk Kohler, us.kohler.com Kravet (T), D&D, kravet.com Le Gracieux, legracieux.com (see also John Rosselli & Associates)

Theodore Alexander, theodore alexander.com Uhuru Design, uhurudesign.com Urban Electric, urbanelectric.com Verellen (T), NYDC, verellen.biz Waterworks, waterworks.com West Elm, westelm.com Zimmer + Rohde, zimmer-rohde.com

Stanton Carpet, stantoncarpet.com Stark, starkcarpet.com Susanna Howe, susannahowe.com (see also Sears Peyton Gallery) The Laurel Group, thelaurelgroup.net The Shade Store, theshadestore.com

GRAPHIC PUNCH Pages 100–111: Interior design, Barsanti Desmone, barsantidesmone.com.646-837-6422,Construction, Rimland Construction, rimlandconstruction.com.631-525-2337,

THE BIG REVEAL Pages 92–99: Interior design, McGrath II, 203-485-9553, mcgrath2. com. Architecture, BuiltIn Studio, 212-367-8055, builtinstudio.com. Construction, SHR, shrgeneralcontracting.com.646-522-9516,

Liberty Cedar, libertycedar.com Lisa Bagley, lisabagleystudio.com, and at Swoon, swoonwestport.com Lumens, lumens.com Luther Quintana Upholstery, lqupholstery.com Materia Designs, materiadesigns.com Matouk, matouk.com Michael Dawkins (T), D&D, michael dawkins.com Michael Del Piero Good Design, michaeldelpiero.com Mikal Harrsen, studioharrsen.com Monc XIII, monc13.com Mongers, mongers-market.com Namay Samay, namaysamay.com, and at Ainsworth-Noah, ainsworthnoah.com Noir, noirfurniturela.com Nuura, nuura.com Olde Good Things, ogtstore.com Palais Saadien, palaissaadien.com Paolo Moschino, paolomoschino.com Perennials (T), D&D, perennialsand sutherland.com Perrin & Rowe, houseofrohl.com Peter Fasano, peterfasano.com (see also John Rosselli & Associates)

Systems Design Co. Brown Jordan West I Out East Wölffer Estate Plexi-CraftVineyardThe CarpetMan by Stark JennAir Room & BoardDesignFiber-SealWithinReachSPONSORS SPONSORTROPHYOFFICIALSPONSORCONTRIBUTINGSPONSORTITLE Architecture Garden Design Interior Design Kitchen Design Product Design VIP/Cocktail Small Space Design CGIDAS.COM THANK YOU TO OUR HAMPTONS IDA SPONSORS

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