Twin Gables

Water Mill Modern Farmhouse

Nestled among the orchards and wineries of Southampton, this new single-family residence in Water Mill, NY, combines deliberate modern design functionality with classic farmhouse forms that are familiar to the local vernacular. The home is designed to provide ample interior space without compromising on natural light, views or connection with nature..

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Core Design Concepts

The property is wrapped with mature local trees and surrounded by neighboring farmland. To continuously connect the family with the local landscape, the rear of the home is lined with glass while two rooftop lookouts provide views of orchards, Mecox Bay, and the beaches along Dune Road.

By twisting the first floor massing out into the rear yard, the dark center of the home now opens up to be filled with natural light and views. Additionally, this gesture created two covered living/dining spaces which further encourage the family to gather outdoors.

Two classic farmhouse gable forms cap the second floor of the home and resemble two side-by-side floating barns. The clean-lined gables juxtapose the flat roof terraces of the first floor, creating a compelling dialogue between old vs. new.