Amagansett, New York
This Hamptons bayside residence was one of those cheap imitations of the expensive imitations of elegant East End turn-of-the-century homes.
By using real materials (stone, painted wood, linoleum, tile) typical of simpler homes we added a layer of fine, but domestically scaled, finishes to what was an overblown sheetrock castle.
We even closed a two story 'atrium' to give the house a more horizontal aspect ration, like the view of the calm bay outside. This is precisely the counter-intuitive move that brought a sense of spaciousness to a previously mistakenly vertical construction.
A selection of vintage furniture from the owner's furniture collection added a sense of age and patina to finish the job.