“It’s particularly delightful when clients are confident in their goals, and such was the case with the lovely couple that came to us after years of longing for a French country-style residence and finally ready to take the leap. Although they had loved their more traditional East Hampton house, they trusted us to transform their vision into an elegant estate that would be as at home in the bucolic countryside of France as it is in East Hampton.”Randy Correll, Project Partner
Set in a mature landscape, this house responds to a series of outdoor gardens and courtyards, both existing and newly-created. The south-facing facade, rendered in stucco with French limestone detailing, is bracketed by two attached garden pavilions, one an open-air loggia and the other the master bedroom. On the opposite side, a walled entry courtyard is framed by the main house and service wing. Inside, an orangerie-like gallery opens onto the courtyard; upstairs above the gallery, dormered hallways overlook the patterned courtyard parterre. Added credence is given to the French theme by the use of imported hardware, mantels, parquet and stone flooring, as well as a disciplined study of the architectural details such as the doorways, paneling, staircase, and ironwork.
Project Partner: Randy M. Correll
Interior Design: Jean-Paul Beaujard, Marcie Braga
Landscape Design: Devore Associates
Photography: Peter Aaron / OTTO