Robert Young Gives an Outdated ’80s Home in East Hampton a Mid-Century Mod Makeover

Posted On Sun, April 10, 2016 By

Posted On Sun, April 10, 2016 By In Architecture, Design, Hamptons

This East Hampton home was originally built in the 1980s, but was recently renovated with a modern and airy flair reflective of its inhabitants’ colorful personalities. Led by Robert Young Architects, the transformation included new roof lines, as well as the addition of a small dining room and an outdoor living space, strategically placed to open up the existing space and bring in more natural light, which was the secondary goal of the update.

Robert Young, east hampton home

After the structural changes were complete, Young transitioned the interior design to duo Chris Vila and Kristen Schonwald-Vila, who populated the home with a collection of well-curated pieces from prominent mid-century-modern designers, including Warren Platner, Eero Saarinen, Jens Risom, Finn Juhl, and Florence Knoll. The layout of the living room was centered around Platner’s iconic coffee table and Juhl’s 45 Chairs, and the decor is tastefully accented by varying patterns and textures, adding an almost bohemian appeal.

Robert Young, east hampton home

As part of the renovation an elevated sense of play was weaved throughout the interior, achieved by the careful curation of specialized objects such as surfboards and other disparate elements. The surprising collection adds to the home good humor and cheer, and nowhere is this more present than in the kids’ playroom.

Robert Young, east hampton home

Across the hallway is the TV room, featuring a neutral color palette with vibrant pops of color like a bright yellow surfboard and red coffee table.

See more work from Robert Young Architects here.


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