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Location: East Hampton, NY.
Architect/Designer: ARKE
Architect of Record: Ernest Schieferstein.
Design Team: Joaquin E. Boldrini, Paulina Camus
Interior designer: Carin Zwiebel Studio, David Chason, Joaquin Boldrini
Light designer: Shine Design, Caitlin Faron
Construction by: Ian Evans Construction
Year: 2023

Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of the Hamptons, stands a house that has undergone a remarkable transformation. With the finesse of a timeless symphony, this architectural renovation and thoughtful expansion have reimagined the existing structure, weaving a tale of elegance, grace, and harmony.

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East Hampton kitchen photo

The original structure, imbued with history and character, has been carefully enhanced, blending seamlessly with the new additions.

The architectural endeavor involved opening up extensive walls to combined spaces, which brought the introduction of significant steel structural components to the design, elevating its strength and architectural integrity. Additionally, careful rectification of existing framing elements was undertaken to achieve the desired modern aesthetic. A harmonious dialogue between old and new unfolds, where the spirit of the past converges with the aspirations of the present.

Stepping through the grand entrance, a transformative experience awaits. The interplay of light and space captivates the senses, as natural illumination pours in through expansive windows, illuminating the meticulously curated interior. The heart of the home reveals itself—a spacious, open-concept living area that invites connection and celebration. With an airy ambiance, the design exudes a sense of tranquility, offering respite from the bustling world outside.

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The layout of the house underwent a comprehensive transformation, optimizing circulation and maximizing the spaciousness of each room. A larger, enhanced kitchen was introduced, seamlessly connected to a new service area encompassing laundry and dishwashing facilities. The addition of a Master wing brought forth a complete redesign, expanding the space to include a master bathroom, closet, and a dedicated gym. Extensive renovations were undertaken in the basement, resulting in the addition of two bedrooms with ample natural light, a gym, media room, family room, wine cellar, three bathrooms, and storage and mechanical spaces. While the second floor experienced less dramatic changes, it was fully renovated, preserving the existing three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.

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Within this captivating interior, a neutral palette sets the stage for a seamless journey of elegance. Continuous white oak flooring flows gracefully, mirroring the refined tones embraced by the kitchen cabinetry, staircases, a bridging structure above the living room, and a striking fluted wall adjacent to the fireplace. The use of natural stones adorns the countertops, while engineered quartz counters enhance select bath vanities. A textured blue gioia stone adds depth to the fireplace, creating a focal point of artistic allure. Purposeful restraint emerges as blank walls intentionally provide a backdrop for the extensive art collection, fostering a gallery-like atmosphere where the interplay of space and curated treasures stirs a sense of wonder. This harmonious composition transforms the house into a sanctuary where nature's timeless beauty converges with the expressive power of art.

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The bathrooms showcase a collaborative artistic endeavor, where a wide variety of ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles are meticulously chosen to infuse the space with refined charm. Guided by the skilled touch of interior designers, an elegant palette of textures and neutral colors is carefully composed, evoking a sense of timeless sophistication. Arke's expertise shines through as they meticulously design the tile layouts, collaborating seamlessly with the contractor's masterful execution. This collective artistry harmoniously transforms the bathrooms into exquisite sanctuaries, where beauty, craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail converge in perfect unison.

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powder room photo the hamptons

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Beyond the enchanting interior lies an outdoor sanctuary—a haven where the melody of nature's song can be savored. A carefully manicured garden unfolds before one's eyes, its vibrant colors punctuating the verdant backdrop. A gracefully designed terrace beckons, offering a seamless transition from indoors to out. Here, the passage of time slows, and laughter intertwines with the fragrance of blooming flowers, creating moments to cherish for years to come.

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The heart of this architectural symphony is the chef's kitchen—a true masterpiece, its architectural resolution was probably the major design challenge and therefore it was carefully studied and designed by Arke before handing it over to the kitchen consultant. Every line, every carefully selected material tells a story of dedication to craftsmanship. Gleaming countertops of honed marble, provide a canvas for culinary creativity. Custom Italian cabinetry, thoughtfully designed, invites a seamless flow of movement, while high-end appliances stand as a testament to the pursuit of excellence.

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An entirely new lighting system was meticulously crafted for this project, featuring predominantly recessed light fixtures. Sconces and pendants were thoughtfully incorporated to add accent lighting, especially in the bathrooms and bedrooms. Step lights were strategically placed to illuminate the stairs, ensuring both safety and aesthetic appeal. In the kitchen, a sleek linear light system was elegantly implemented, casting a gentle radiance that highlights the culinary space with a modern flair. The carefully considered lighting design enhances the ambiance of each area, creating an atmosphere that is both functional and aesthetically captivating.

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In this architectural symphony, the house in the Hamptons has been reborn—a testament to the enduring allure of classic elegance blended with contemporary sensibilities. This renovation has breathed new life into the existing structure, and its new additions stand as a celebration of creativity and vision. As the sun sets over the horizon, casting a warm, golden glow upon the refreshed facade, the house stands as a harmonious testament to the art of architectural transformation—a place where memories are made, and dreams find their rightful place.