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A Private Retreat Built Amongst the Trees in Southampton, New York

10.02.18 | By
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At first glance, it’s impossible to tell where the Old Sag Harbor Road residence is located as it’s surrounded by trees in its own private enclave. The four-story contemporary home in Southampton, New York offers an escape from real life with its peaceful landscape making it feel like a sanctuary. It was designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture, with the help of one of the homeowners who’s an interior designer with a freshly obtained architecture degree, to be a retreat perched atop of the wooded lot that comes complete with seamless indoor/outdoor living.

Spanning 7,100-square-feet, the home benefitted from the uneven topography, allowing the architects to design a lower floor with a walk-out. The top floor cantilevers out on either end of the linear home that adds square footage without increasing the footprint.

A negative edge swimming pool is just steps away from the main living area, connected by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that disappear.

The opening spans 22.5 feet making the interior and exterior feel united.

A three-sided fireplace clad in blackened steel offers separation between the living room and dining room.

Photography courtesy of Attic Fire.

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.