Unpretentious Beach House by Space Exploration Is a Perfect Retreat For a Creative City Pair

Posted On Thu, July 21, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, July 21, 2016 By In Design, Hamptons, Interiors

Understandably busy creative couple Elisa Restrepo, co-founder of the luxurious minimalist shoe label Dieppa Restrepo, and restaurateur Dylan Dodd (Karasu, Walter’s, Walter Foods, and Barrio Chino) turned to Brooklyn architects Space Exploration to transform their three-story split-level house in the laid-back (though lately less so) surfing village of Montauk. 6sqft has featured the firm’s work before, and they’ve done another fine job creating an un-fussy and livable space with white and pale woods, earthy textiles and plenty of natural light. The house underwent a full gut remodel, including extensive landscaping, which took a year, but looks completely worth the effort.

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The heart of this three-story house is the main open space for living, dining and socializing, on the top floor, with views over Fort Pond Bay.

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Bright entry spaces tie the floors together. The house’s original wood framing was given coats of white paint and left visible on the ceiling.

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The kitchen is cool and casual, with countertops made from marine-grade Baltic birch plywood, meant to be temporary until the homeowners grew to love the look (the firm designed the interiors of two of Dodd’s Brooklyn restaurants, Walter’s and Karasu).

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It’s almost beside the point to have a solarium in a house this sun-filled, but that’s the best way to describe the sunken lounge space that opens directly onto the grounds via glass doors. The lowest floor also contains an office and a kids’ bedroom.

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Windows were moved and enlarged for more light, always a good thing in bedrooms.

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Details are personal, colorful and playful, and no-one is afraid to keep cool gear like these surfboards out in the open.

[Via Remodelista and Design Milk]

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Photos by Kevin Greenberg courtesy of Space Exploration

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