As far as the Hamptons go, Amagansett is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods. From Lou Reed to Sarah Jessica Parker, celebrities love the quiet hamlet, located on Long Island’s South Shore. Eclectic beach houses dot the dune-lined beachfront, and one of our favorites is the Whaler’s Lane Residence by Rogers Marvel Architects.
A renovation and expansion of an existing oceanfront beach cottage, this home is made up of a series of shingle-wrapped exterior and interior spaces connected via wooden pathways. The original structure provided inspiration for the design, as the project maintained similar materials and profiles to create a contextual residence.
The architects made welcome additions to the home including a new swimming pool, Jacuzzi, trellis, kitchen, second-floor bedroom, and terrace. Large sand dunes protect the house from strong winds and provide privacy from the public beach. Native materials, like long wooden beach palates and boardwalks, were used for the landscaping and to prevent erosion. This design is seen in the pathways that connect the main house to the guest house and beach.
Inside, white-washed walls and ceilings exude a traditional beach cottage feel, while angular window openings add a modern touch.
The cantilevered portion of the Whaler’s Lane Residence sits high above the beach, like an architectural beacon. Explore more from Rogers Marvel Architects, which is now Rogers Partners and Marvel Architects.
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