The Sam’s Creek Dream Home from Bates Masi Architects

So just with a glance at this home, I am ready to move to Bridgehampton, New York. It’s a shame that ownership is not within my grasp at this moment, the owners are probably not keen to sell this breath taking property anytime soon. This particular home was designed by Bates Masi Architects with the need for specific multitasking components at its core. The Sam’s Creek Home is a very busy household, yet through its inventive contemporary architecture and its expansive 6,500 square feet of interior space, it is still able to provide for a sense of organization, privacy and calm.

Throughout the interior and exterior of the home, the use of a limited material palate provides for a sense of unity among all of its distinct areas. Horizontal mahogany boards wrap floors, ceilings, and walls and travertine is used both as flooring material and as an exterior cladding element which adds a complex and contemporary twist.

The center of the home is the primary living area which includes the open plan living room, dining room and modern kitchen which is offset to the rear. The centerpiece that helps to define the living and dining areas is the large sculptural fireplace which also functions as a structural element and housing for the HVAC system. To the front and back of the light filled space are floor to ceiling windows and doors. The rear of the modern primary living space opens to a patio surrounded on two sides by a manicured contemporary garden and to the left is the kitchen.  The large kitchen, which is also awash with natural light, has breakfast nook and counter seating for four or more persons.


The private areas of the home appear as boxes set off to the sides of the primary space. There are a total of seven bedrooms. A master suite and two guest rooms are located toward the front of the home on the ground level. Then the two kids rooms and two additional guest rooms are located on the second level. Each bedroom area contains its own bathroom allowing for privacy for the residents and guests staying in the home. Each box also has an independently operated audio, video and climate control system to meet the individual needs of the occupants.

Set back from the home there is a second detached patio space with a pool, spa and pool house. This area is surrounded by contemporary plantings to insure privacy from both the primary dwelling and neighbors. I love the rich but minimalistic palate of the colors and materials used within the home. The wood tones create such a wonderful sense of natural warmth. The detail of the center fireplace is certainly one of the highlights of the design. There is enough space in this home for family and guests, I would just be worried that those guests may decide they wanted to stay permanently given the picturesque beauty, available privacy and functionality of this dream home.

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