SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

Southampton Residence

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENCE

It started with a majestic oak tree on a one-acre site in the country. A previous and unremarkable house from the 1980s was demolished, but this tree seemed to have been there forever. It was honored for its legacy, its natural beauty, and the shade it would provide.

With the tree as the focal point, the shape of the courtyard is concentric to the tree’s canopy and nearly all of the room’s windows or doors aim towards it from different angles. As a unified outdoor space, it establishes the indoor-outdoor connection of the rooms. This house is very much meant to be modern with its flat roofs and whitewalls as a counterpoint to the forested setting. From the road, it’s a contemporary castle on a hill with its façade geometry derived from its angled shape rather than from angled roofs or windows. Although the house is shaped around the tree, many of the rooms also look back out the other way, which is the front to views of forests and even the water in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Since the house is narrow, this results in a see-through condition in many rooms.

The entry is directly aligned to the tree and then the spaces branch out from there in both directions. The first floor is an open plan with a series of spaces for cooking, dining, socializing, and connecting to the outdoors both visually and physically. At the far end of the first floor is a guest suite for live-in guests. The second floor is split into two wings, each with their own stair. In one direction is the master suite, which extends from the entry side of the house all the way back to the courtyard with a private deck. This is meant to be an oasis. The other wing is for the grown children that visit and for occasional guests. It has three bedrooms lined up with doors and windows based on where they occur along the axial layout. There is also a full basement with a lounge, another bedroom, wine room, storage, and mechanicals.

The owners are long-time, year-round residents of Southampton. One is a builder and built the house, and together they did the interior. Every room has paintings and sculptures from their collection, which is primarily from artists based in the Hamptons, but also from their world travels.  

LOCATION: SOUTHAMPTON, NY

SIZE: 4,601 SQ FT

COMPLETED: JULY 2021

CASS CALDER SMITH TEAM

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: CASS CALDER SMITH

PROJECT ARCHITECT: TAYLOR LAWSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT: DAVID CHESSROWN

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER: SUSANA ALANIS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CONDON ENGINEERING, PC

CIVIL ENGINEER: HANDS ON SURVEYING; MARTIN D HAND LS

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN MILLER

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