Residence at Apaquogue

“Our clients, passionate about classical design, wanted a house that would fit into the local context. Our design looks to Georgian prototypes, and especially to eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century East Hampton houses, for its massing and detail.”

Randy Correll, Project Partner
In the entrance hall, the Shelton, Mindel team offset Stern’s traditional architecture with a Mauro Fabbro parchment light fixture from Casati Gallery; the mid-century ceramic-and-metal sconces are by Georges Jouve, and the wood table is a circa-1967 Carlo di Carli design for Sormani. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)
The entrance to the dining room is bookended by a Milton Avery watercolor, at left, and a Jennifer Bartlett pastel; the Carl Malmsten sofa is upholstered in a Jim Thompson fabric, the cocktail table is vintage Jean Royère, and the carpets are by V’Soske. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)

The house’s primary rooms are contained within a rectangular gambrel-roofed mass bracketed by identically sized, shed-roofed library and kitchen wings. To the north, the wing containing the family room and garage appears to be an earlier saltbox-type house to which the grander, symmetrical house was later added. Rough, thickly cut cedar shakes and bold classical moldings enliven the simple forms of the house, in contrast with the taut, machine-cut shingles and planar trim of the more picturesque forms of the Shingle Style. Inside, the large rooms open onto one another, demonstrating the kind of country house planning perfected at the beginning of this century.

In the living room, a painting by Richard Smith is displayed above the fireplace, while a Cy Twombly print dominates another wall; the midcentury yellow chairs are by Nanna Ditzel, and the button-tufted armchairs, clad in a Holly Hunt fabric, are a vintage design by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist. The sofas, covered in a Donghia fabric, and the window treatments are all by Jonas. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)

Our design is an intentional contrast and balance of large and small-scale details: giant order pilasters bracket the central entry facade and support a deep-bracketed eave; slender, paired colonettes support the entry porch.

The library is outfitted with a vintage Angelo Lelli chandelier for Arredoluce and a 1940s floor lamp by Paavo Tynell; the sofa and slipper chairs are by Jonas, the sculpture on the cocktail table is by Merete Rasmussen, and the rug is by V’Soske. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)
The family room’s sectional sofa is accented by a Lena Rewell mohair throw; the Arne Jacobsen floor lamp is from Design Within Reach, and the cocktail table was designed by Shelton, Mindel. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)
Custom-designed tables by Shelton, Mindel and chairs by Jonas furnish the dining room; the light fixture (one of a pair) is by Max Ingrand for FontanaArte, and the vases are by Rosenthal (Architectural Digest, November 2012)
Vistosi pendant lights purchased at auction at Phillips de Pury complement a bespoke table in the kitchen; the Hans J. Wegner chairs are from Furniture from Scandinavia, and the rug is by Stark (Architectural Digest, November 2012)
The kitchen features Bulthaup cabinetry and stools, a Viking range and hood, KWC sink fittings, and a Waterworks tile backsplash. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)
An Isamu Noguchi ceiling light from MSK Illumination hangs in a bedroom; the tub chairs are by Jonas, and the throw is by Lena Rewell. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)
The adjoining marble-floored bath includes an acrylic pendant light from ABC Carpet & Home. (Architectural Digest, November 2012)

Project Partner: Randy M. Correll

Interior Design: Shelton Mindel

Landscape Design: Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Photography: Michael Moran / OTTO