CWB Architects Build a Modern Asian-Inspired Beach House in Southampton

Posted On Sun, May 22, 2016 By

Posted On Sun, May 22, 2016 By In Architecture, Getting Away, Hamptons

Back in 2004, a client with a taste for traveling approached CWB Architects to design a beach house with a distinctly Asian flavor, styled after houses he’d seen in Thailand and Japan. The result is this stunning, appropriately-dubbed ‘Thai Style Southampton’ home, which stands on stilts above a wetland. In addition to verandas, pointed gable roofs and Mahogany interiors, the charming home features a splendid view out to the Atlantic Ocean.

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CWB Architects has completed numerous residential and commercial spaces throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, but also Long Island and South Hampton, where this home lies.

The home sits on a narrow strip of land bounded by Shinnecock Bay to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Full of Asian flavor, it rests on wooden pilings and a series of stairs. The design is meant to keep impact minimal on the ground below, as the property is surrounded by wetlands that support a fragile ecosystem.

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The loftiness provided by the pilings not only affords amazing views on both sides of this 4,000-square-foot property, but also allows more natural light into all of the levels.

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Its exteriors are finished in mahogany siding, chosen for its durability in salty air and harsh elements, and because it recalls the Thai houses the client became enamored with abroad. Verandas are wrapped around the home, providing indoor/outdoor space for relaxation and the enjoyment of the fresh marine breeze.

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Inside, the spaces are brillian, with white walls contrasting the red-hue mahogany floorboards, intricate stairs and columns, which are the spine of this glorious beach home.

See more stunning properties by CWB Architects at their own website here.

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  • Tim Keating

    All that mahogany!! Did no one mention anything about tropical forest destruction?

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