An East Hampton Home Takes a Modern Approach
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Just because you’re out in the Hamptons, doesn’t mean your place has to scream cottage or beach home. Instead, you can take the approach that Mojo Stumer Associates took with this East Hampton Residence – a modern one. Instead of starting from scratch, they chose to remodel an existing home which gave them incredible results in half the time, with half the cost.


Instead of the typical shingle-style Hamptons’ home, they decided on a more modest footprint and made the most of the space they had.


The modern exterior features a zinc roof and zinc panels covering the façade. To keep all of the metal from being too overpowering, they balanced it out with wood accents – a cedar trellis screen which hides the garage entrance, cedar tongue and groove clapboard, and the long, wooden deck.



A custom stainless steel and IPE trellis wood beam canopy was designed for the front entry and rear deck, as well as a custom aluminum and glass curtain wall that lets you see from the front of the house through to the back of the house.




The main living spaces – the living room, dining room, and kitchen – have a double-height ceiling giving the elongated area a sense of openness. The open plan, along with all of the windows, lends itself to a sun-filled interior.



Three bedrooms are located upstairs, where there’s also a balcony that overlooks the main living area.



Reclaimed wood beams were left exposed and they brought in metal details throughout, much like they did on the exterior.



The master bedroom is on the first floor and they lined it up with the in-ground pool outside, meaning it’s not far to go when you want to take a dip.


Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.