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Bridgehampton Estate

Bridgehampton, New York

THE DESIGN OF THIS ELEGANT ESTATE is rooted in a sensitivity to the region’s history and vernacular; it is manifest in how the buildings unfold across the landscape and in the agrarian-inspired outbuildings that frame the site. At the heart of the estate is a clubhouse-style residence, an 18,000 square foot home with details inspired by the work of the acclaimed early 20th-century architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Stanford White.

~ Stanford White Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art ~
Interior Design: S.R. Gambrel ~ Landscape Architecture: Hollander Design ~ Builder: Michael Davis Construction~ Photography: Eric Piasecki

The Arrival Court & Porte Cochere

A CLASSICALLY DETAILED PORTICO features two sets of paired columns with stone capitals and painted brick shafts. Drawing from English Arts-and-Crafts style in form, the materials, such as painted brick and wood siding, suggest a more American modern aesthetic.

WELCOMING GUESTS, THE LARGE ENTRY GALLERY IS THE HEART OF CIRCULATION, leading to various zones within the home. Just beyond is the formal Dining Room, a large space that provides flexibility of use for the family’s entertaining needs. Large glass doors with sidelites dominate the rear wall, leading out to the Dining Porch and overlooking the fields. From the Dining Room, large paneled doors open to allow guests to transition into the Sitting Room for digestifs. The doors can then be drawn so that staff can discretely begin post-dinner service.

A GLASS-LINED BREEZEWAY transitions to the Field Room, a unique space
highlighted by a vaulted ceiling and wrapped with generously scaled windows and doors.

Envisioned as if once an old smokehouse, the Field Room overlooks the surrounding meadows.

OFF OF THE FIELD ROOM, THE COCKTAIL PORCH AND TERRACE take in the estate’s most expansive views.
At 20-feet deep, the space accommodates large gatherings around the outdoor fireplace.

The opposite wing contains the private living and service spaces used daily by the family and staff.

The Family Kitchen

A BACK STAIR ASCENDS to the upper level, where another flight of steps accesses a roof-top terrace. Beyond, a long hall, crowned by a glossy, barrel-vaulted ceiling, leads to the guest suites.

IN THIS GUEST SUITE, the bathroom is tucked within a “found space” beneath a long shed dormer, the source of its distinctive high windows.
In the bedroom, a wall of windows provides a framed view of the arrival court and field room wing.

Inspired by the double gables found in precedent studies, the northern elevation faces a sculpture garden and pool house. Sunken at the lower level, a Bluestone terrace on the rear of the home is an intimate space surrounded by lush landscape.

THE OPEN-AIR POOL HOUSE features a spacious, vaulted sitting area with a widefireplace and hearth that extends the length of the room. Large double-hung windows enclose the rear of the Pool House, providing a wind and noise buffer. The building’s cedar lap siding, mitered at the corners is a nod to the vernacular shingle style. Tucked to one side of the Pool House, shielded from view by the landscape, are outdoor showers and an intimate spa with views of the agricultural reserve.