138 Main Street
Apple Bank Building
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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P.O Box 510
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a full-service architectural firm with roots in New York City and the East End of Long Island for over 45 years, responds to each project with extensive research in related architectural fields, material, craft and environment for unique solutions as varied as the individuals or groups for whom they are designed. The focus is neither the size nor the type of project but the opportunity to enrich lives and enhance the environment. The attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s philosophy. Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. The firm has received 43 design awards since 2003 and has been featured in national and international publications including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, and Dwell. Residential Architect Magazine selected Bates Masi one of their 50 Architect’s We Love. A gallery exhibition in May 2010 featured the firm’s earlier work from 1960-70.
Paul Masi spent childhood summers in Montauk and currently resides in Amagansett. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Catholic University and a Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He worked at Richard Meier & Partners before joining this firm in 1998.
Harry Bates, a resident of East Hampton, received a Bachelor of Architecture from North Carolina State University. After ten years with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, he was in private practice in New York City for 17 years before moving the firm to Southampton on the East End in 1980. Our offices are currently located in Sag Harbor with plans to relocate to a new LEED Certified office building of our own design in East Hampton.
Lot size: 2.0 acres
Building size: 6,500 sq. ft.
Location: East Hampton
Program: Single Family Residence
Photographer: Christopher Wesnofske
Contractor: Andreassen & Bulgin
This limestone, steel, aluminum and glass house was erected on the foundation of an earlier one-story modern wood house designed by the Architect 35 years ago. The new owners, needing a larger house, wanted to continue the modern vernacular at this pond-front property. However, subsequent zoning dictated building only on the exact footprint of the original house. The new structure has two stories with a connected studio/garage.
The Main Entrance is a 2-storied skylit space with double staircase to the second floor. The living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, library, and two guest bedrooms with baths are on the first floor. The second floor has the master bedroom/sitting room with two dressing rooms, two vanity areas and a large bathroom with separate tub and shower. Also on the second floor are an exercise room, massage room and skylit solarium at the top of the double stair.
All rooms open onto continuous walkways and terraces around the entire house at both first and second floors.
The interior flooring is limestone and carpet; large expanses of plaster walls accommodate the owner's art collection.
The studio and garage, also on an original foundation, are attached to the main house with a glass walled and roofed corridor. The swimming pool and pool house are located a short distance from the main house with its' own view of the surrounding pond.