The Hamptons are a cluster of gorgeous historic villages/hamlets in the townships of Southampton and East Hampton, which form the South Fork of Long Island, New York. However, much more than merely a gorgeous geographic location with a stunning ocean view; the Hamptons are evocative of countless generations of exclusive and rarefied escape. The Hamptons began life in the mid 17th Cent. but would become synonymous with the historical “summer colonies” of the Gilded Age. Located in this bustling, beautiful and bucolic setting (in the town of Bridgehampton) is this SPECTACULAR home designed by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts (Haynes Roberts Design) for a New York businessman, his Art collector wife and their large, extended family.
This STUNNING feature in Elle Decor details the history of both the home and of the homeowners passion for the property and its evolution over time. The combination of his being an avid Architecture/Design buff and her being a passionate Art collector and patron deeply inspired the Design process with Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts. The end result being a home that is deliciously fresh, sexy, beachy and conceptual, yet very New York in its sensibility and functionality.
The homeowners had previously renovated their NYC residence with Architect Timothy Haynes and his partner, Interior Designer Kevin Roberts (who had helped the brilliant Design Editor Cynthia Frank with her Southampton Home), so it just made sense for them to work together on their Hamptons project. The couple envisioned an inviting and usable home that was filled with Art, colour and a variety of vintage and antique furnishings. The end result being an environment that exudes an expansive and aspirational energy but at its core is completely tactile, welcoming and user friendly. Some of my favourite spaces from this stunning feature include the following:
The Living room sofas are vintage 1970’s Harvey Probber sofas and are upholstered in a Romo velvet. I LOVE the welcoming and sophisticated energy they inject into the room along with the stunning 1940’s Jacques Adnet stools. The Letter sculpture above the fireplace (Top photo on page) is by Artist Doug Aitken and the bold lantern is by Antony Todd Home.
The brilliant dining room (featured in our Dining Digestion) is a space meant for long dinners with animated conversation. The wall sconces are by Hervé Van der Straeten and the iconic chandelier is a 1970s Sciolari fixture. The “whited out” architectural envelope here is to showcase the massive Artwork by Jim Lambie.
The master bedroom lounge is a space for relaxation, intimate conversation and reflective moments. I ADORE the bold usage of the beach house theme in this space offset against the sophisticated elements such as the 1950’s Edward Wormley armchairs, a vintage Austrian blown-glass chandelier and the vintage Milo Baughman bar cart. This space feels like an inner sanctum/refuge designed to curl up with the latest book.
One of my favourite spaces in the home is their daughter’s bedroom. The perfect haven for a young woman to congregate with friends, listen to music or work on her fashionista blog. I WOULD love it though if the window wall was upholstered in lemon mohair though… but that’s just me.
The Pool house/pavilion is a delicious moment of pure joy. It exudes “summer” and “beach”, yet in an urban and sophisticated manner. I especially love the custom made cerulean blue cabinets, the smoked mirror–paneled bar and the vintage 1960’s Murano glass chandelier. Now this is a space you want to leave NYC for in the Summer.