East Hampton Retreat

For the design of this elegant main house and charming, shingled barn-turned-guest-house in East Hampton, we tapped into the character of the English countryside.

In the guest house, we created two separate seating areas in the oversized main room, which invite both conversation and curling up by the fire. Layered over antiques, a variety of vintage textiles and quilts add a sense of warmth and spontaneity to the light-filled space, making the whole house feel as welcoming as its owners.

The main residence, which has a more formal quality than the guest house, is organized into a series of rooms suited to both entertaining and daily life, each layered with a thoughtfully chosen selection of English and American antiques. Rich wood paneling in the library and main bathroom is a foil to the bright white kitchen and soaring, beamed ceilings in the family room.

Architect: Hart Howerton Landscape Architect: Hollander Design