Long Island architecture firm Kevin O’Sullivan + Associates has created a home in Amagansett, New York that uses wood both inside and out to highlight the local architecture.
The single-family house consists of two gable wings, which are connected by a lower part, the roof line of which hugs their sides. Kevin O’Sullivan + Associates (KOS + A) clad the entire property with Alaskan yellow cedar clapboards.
The house was designed for a young New York creative family who originally grew up in the Hamptons and South Africa. They wanted something that matched the local style of the area, with a warm and modern interior. The home also features a combination of wood inside, plus cream and gray tones to create a consistent palette. Wood is used for the floor, accent walls, built-in cabinets, and bathroom vanities and ranges from bleached walnut to live-sawn white oak.
On the ground floor of the main living area, which is in the center of the house, there is an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge with beamed ceilings from a local barn. A series of glass doors open to a terrace with lounge chairs and an outdoor pool.
The kitchen island, which is covered with white marble, was made to measure by the studio. In addition, mill cabinets were made of white oak in the foyer, which were bleached, smoky and whitewashed. The heart of the house is flanked by several rooms on both wings.
To one side is an office and a TV room with an L-shaped sofa. On the other side is a dirt trap, foyer, laundry room, pantry and guest room. Upstairs there is a second home office and three bedrooms which are in both wings of the house. One of them is a children’s room with a circular window overlooking the large room below. The master bedroom has access to a roof terrace overlooking the pool and the back yard.