A Shore Thing
Staff -- Interior Design, 10/31/2008 12:00:00 AM
firm: alice yiu hunt
site: bridgehampton, new york
Seemingly, there is no beginning or end to the waters rippling over the concrete shores of the infinity pool—an appropriate illusion for a beach house designed to challenge the boundaries between indoors and out.
Interior designer Alice Yiu Hunt bought the three-level, circa-1973 property in Bridgehampton, New York, and promptly began blurring the lines. While Di Ciccio Vinci Architects sweetened the 3,000-square-foot structure, Hunt tackled the vast outdoor spaces, including the 600-square-foot bar/kitchen/living room on the ground floor and the 1,000-square-foot deck on the second. Although she was renovating the “Teak House,” so named for the classic outdoor furniture medium that figures throughout, she instead embraced the proprietary woven fibers found in the al fresco furnishings of Dedon, distributed by JANUS et Cie.
Richard Frinier's Hemisphere lounge chairs and cocktail table dominate the ground floor living room, the Dedon fiber wrapped around a powder-coated aluminum frame. On the upper deck, Dedon's Panama chaise lounges encourage visitors to take in the spectacular views of Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. For the downstairs outdoor bar, Hunt specified Frinier's Panama stools. Hunt ultimately surrendered to her sense of history, and planted JANUS et Cie's Jardin Teak umbrellas poolside; a small connection to the past within a supremely present environment. 800-245-2687; janusetcie.com. circle 761
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