The Fabulous ‘Flying Point Residence’ in Southampton, New York
There is a freshness and wildness to the fabulous location of ‘Flying Point Residence’, the site’s atmosphere is vibrant but at the same time wonderfully relaxing.
This contemporary coastal home was a showcase project by ‘Stelle Architects’ who describe how the:
“House and garden design become a bridge between two different bodies of water: gentle Mecox Bay to the north and wild Atlantic Ocean to the south…”
Every effort has been made to establish a strong visual relationship between the house and the natural landscape. The untamed quality of the ‘dunescape’ becomes an evocative natural feature of this contemporary home. ‘Flying Point Residence’ is surrounded by a sea of shifting rustling dune grasses. This is a truly enviable coastal site. The illustrations featured here highlight this idyllic summer location. This contemporary home has been designed to provide a family with a place to relax and forget all the stresses and strains of modern life. Fresh air, sea, and sunshine are all infinitely available natural resources, maximizing access to the benefits of these became central to the architectural scheme.
This venture represents a massive and dramatic refurbishment of an existing house. In the spirit of conservation, recycling building materials and existing structures were important to the integrity of this project and guided the final appearance of this stunning contemporary home. Sustainable, low maintenance materials were used and allowed to ‘weather’, creating a further visual bond between the architecture and the coastal environment. The exterior of the house, although minimalist and angular, is not at all harsh. It has weightless quality and the natural timber cladding softens the geometry.
The stunning interior of this contemporary home is luxuriously spacious, light and airy. The seaside atmosphere seems to have impregnated the inside space. The contemporary home’s decorative scheme is based predominantly on shades of white or ‘off white’ to maximize the uplifting sense of space. The furnishings are chiefly modern, but include an eclectic mix of contemporary styles, the arrangement is casually elegant. Large chunky pieces are grouped together, but the mixture of textures and styles reduces any tendency toward regimentation. Powerful visual references to the coastal location are introduced through tasteful abstracted artworks. These also add vibrant splashes of colour to a few carefully selected focal points.
Multiple physical links provide access to the outdoor relaxing spaces. Massive sliding window panels open on to the ample terracing. The staggered arrangement of the architecture incorporates luxurious spaces, for recreation and entertaining. Some are comfortably shaded others, such as pool terrace, take advantage of the delicious summer sunshine. This contemporary home design provides the perfect place for a family to build many happy memories. ‘Flying Point Residence’ is a home full of sparkle and is evidently bursting with life enhancing energies.