By the time Harry Bates designed this 1967 home for a young family in East Hampton, New York, the architect was already known for his modernist residences throughout the area. Roughly four decades later, the local firm Bates leads with architect Paul Masi—aptly named Bates Masi—revisited the property to renovate and expand the home for its current owners.
Bates Masi’s renovation and expansion of the beach residence salvaged much of the structure’s original cypress decking and incorporated subtle additions to the exterior and interior. The main living area is characterized by red cypress timber paneling, a towering stone fireplace, and a full wall of glazing. Sliding glass doors connect the space to a large deck that looks out over the woodland lot.
A slatted cypress divider separates the living/dining area from a new staircase that was added during the renovation to replace the original spiral stair. This slatted motif is carried into the kitchen on the main level and also appears in the deck gates and exterior safety railings.
The renovated kitchen, which incorporates red lacquered cabinetry and cypress woodwork, offers access to the rear patio. Both spaces bear a different finish of the same blue sandstone sourced from northern New York. Upstairs, a lofted office connects to the principal bedroom with a private deck that overlooks a new barrel sauna in the backyard.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom property, which offers access to the nearby Barnes Landing beach, is available to rent for various seasonal terms in 2022, including January 1 through April 30 for $18,000; July 1 through July 31 for $30,o00; and August 1 through September 5 for $35,000. There is also an option to rent to Harry Bates–designed home for the entire period between July 1 and September 5 (Labor Day) for $60,000.
129 Windward in East Hampton, New York, is currently available to rent for various seasonal periods and prices by Jenny Landey and Zack Dayton of Sotheby’s International Realty.
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