Project Type

Traditional Home




East Hampton, NY



A ho-hum 1970s two-story colonial was transformed through two building campaigns into a full-fledged three-story, 8,000 square-foot shingle-style house in East Hampton. The composition consists of the three-story gambrelled main body of the house with a whimsical towered side addition, with symmetry playing off asymmetry. The third floor of the tower houses a belvedere overlooking the golf course, chain of ponds and ocean beyond. Fine details such as the columned and latticed porches, custom stair and mantels, coffered ceilings and paneled flooring give visual interest throughout. Diamond-paned windows are used to give emphasis and contrast to rectangular muntined windows.

Laran Construction – general contractor; Dunne and Markis – structural; Tom Samet – interior design; EH Landscaping

Photos by Jonathan Wallen

"We added the gambrel roof, dormers and side bay to what was originally a symmetrical facade. We used the diamond-paned windows found on Shingle style houses. On the rear service porch, the design for the lattice work was inspired by the Newport Casino."

Stephen F. Byrns