Step Inside This Shingle-style Hamptons House With a Laid-Back And Refreshing Vibe Designed by Victoria Hagan and Ferguson & Shamamian Architects
If you are looking for a house that overflows a summer vibe, the renowned interior designer Victoria Hagan is the right person.
She’s been creating cozy, laid-back, but at the same time elegant homes for years, more precisely 25. Every project she touches on results in a place where you want to take your shoes off, open the windows and appreciate the space.
This is reflected in the various summer design magazines she appears on, not to talk in her books – she has already published three, with her monograph included, which proves how much she’s talented in capturing how we want to live.
The magic happens when this requested five-star designer joins the venerable New York architect firm Ferguson & Shamamian, known for creating superb Shingle-style houses all over the eastern coast.
But this was not the first time they had worked together. The firm and Hagan are used functioning together for nothing more than 20 years. They worked on multiple projects concurrently, but recently they successfully finished this 11,000-square-foot house that is constituted of eight-bedroom in one of the iconic districts of Southampton.
With a classic white façade and sloping gambrel roofs, the Hamptons house not only passed the test of the town’s strict architectural review board but also fitted in seamlessly with the neighboring estates.
The landscape designer Edmund Hollander projected the house to deliver the sensation that the residence could have been there for decades and belonged to the space. This was accomplished by adding outdoor dining areas, pergolas, and shade trees.
The story is not the same regarding the house’s interior. The designers didn’t play it safe, making risky decisions, from the open layout and the color palette in tropical shades to the contemporary artworks that give a little twist to the home decor.
The most delightful characteristic of the Hamptons house is a plaster spiral staircase that looks like it’s twirling like a ribbon caught in the wind. This feature was induced due to the homeowner’s desire to have a ‘Wow’ moment when you walk inside the house.
For Hagans project part, she focused on elements that convey a soothing vibe, suitable for family and friends gatherings, because the wife wanted a very welcoming atmosphere in the Hamptons house.
The spacious living room is filled with outstanding comfortable pieces, including a plush sofa, deep armchairs, and curved side chairs that are ideal for relishing cocktails with the French doors orientated to the back terraces and gardens with delightful landscapes.
For the Hamptons house dining room, the interior designer picked a Corian-top table that extends to 16 feet and paired it with egg-shaped Poltrona Frau chairs that incite lounging after a meal, giving continuity to the desired vibe of acquaintanceship.
Hagan believes that in order to create a habitable house, it is essential to focus on the comfort and what is good or not for your space. The size of a room is not the key factor. You can have a huge kitchen and feel uncomfortable, so her projects aim to make the owners feel good in their homes.
While the designer selected a vivacious color palette in the bedrooms, one guest bedroom is painted in a stunning persimmon hue, and the other is splashed with striking greens, the entertaining areas provide mainly neutral backdrops to combine with the artworks from the couple’s Hamptons house collection.
Created with the help of Carmen Zita – an art consultant from Heller Group – the artworks on display lean toward the abstraction, often in vibrant shades, as with the painting prominently situated above the living room fireplace.
Fetching some playfulness to the opposite wall, there is a large-scale piece made with twisting Slinkys, while one sculpture of multicolored spheres is a cheerful presence in the Hamptons house dining area.
The art the couple buy isn’t provocative or raw but the art they want to live with.
A gracious spirit pervades the entire Hamptons house, precisely what you want to feel in a beach house.
When you open the front door, you feel the fun and that this stunning place is somewhere you want to be.