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

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

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 Editor-in-Chief 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.