Shelton, Mindel & Associates
COMPOUND, SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK
Deborah Wilk -- Interior Design, 12/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Just off the Peconic Bay, this 2-acre property's main house of cool concrete looms against vistas of bright blue sky and blue-green water. In the center of the 6,500-square-foot structure, a wedge built of channel glass acts as both a hub and a lantern. On either side, floating ceilings delineate the ground level's common areas, furnished with vintage pieces by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, and Alvar Aalto. More traditional at first glance is the pool house, flaunting its white clapboard. The back, however, isoak-framed glass overlooking the lap pool and the sculpture garden. For warmth amid all this cool, retreat under the gables to the upstairs bedroom, clad entirely in maple.
Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors and Highland Associates
PROJECT Renovation, Bridgehampton, New York.
STANDOUT Bluestone floor tile and expanses of aluminum-framed windows rejuvenate this 1980's cedar-sided beachfront house.
Lynne Scalo Design
PROJECT New construction, Westport, Connecticut.
STANDOUT Furnishings, artwork, and accent pieces were all inspired by the owners' frequent trips to Tanzania.
Tsao & McKown Architects and Finn-Laczko Architects
PROJECT New construction, Piedmont, California.
STANDOUT This house for Calvin Tsao's parents features a multicultural mix of Asian antiques, sculptural accessories, and custom upholstery.