When award-winning architect and owner Michael Haverland collaborated with co-owner, Philip Galanes, an avid collector of furniture and fine art, the product was an elegant glass, steel and stucco showpiece that has been featured in more than a dozen prominent publications and included on the Museum of Modern Art's tour of iconic houses of East Hampton. That home can now be yours.
The 3800 s.f., 3 BR, 2.5 BA compound, with a 600 s.f. studio and garage, is a timeless beauty that looks as if it’s always been on the property. It could have been built in 1940, 1960 or 15 years ago (as it was). It’s not trendy, but it is enduringly chic. There is a wonderful library with antique oak doors; a dining room demarcated by free-standing panels inspired by Jean Prouve; an airy, open kitchen; and a voluminous, light-filled living room. The floors are Turkish travertine in the public spaces and wide, custom-milled mahogany in the bedrooms.
The couple developed a “Survival Style” that salvaged antique sinks, doors and hardware that are both functional and aesthetically beautiful. The bold steel windows mirror those used in old industrial lofts and are engineered for large panes of glass for better light and unobstructed views. They create a modern feel that is rooted in history.
The house sits on an acre, on a deep flag lot, that backs up to a 6-acre reserve. But it feels much larger thanks to smart site planning. By placing the house at the back of the lot, with open views to the lushly wooded preserve, the front of the house enjoys a large front lawn, a manicured oasis defined by stucco walls that run indoors and out to create a through-line for the architectural planes of the house and garden. The garage, free-standing pool house, patio, and art and work sheds were pulled apart from the house and organized around the property to screen neighbors and define specific outdoor spaces. Both the heated, saltwater lap pool, which is 4-feet deep, and the large travertine patio are situated for south light and sun all day long.
“One of the most important aspects of true Modernism is simplicity and economy of construction. Architecture is best when not sculptural or too fussy and has pure form." -- Michael Haverland
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Jack and Cee both come from service-oriented backgrounds- fashion and art- which gives them specialized tools for working with savvy clients and customers. This discerning eye for detail, quality and value produces excellent results and homeowner satisfaction.