Luxury Home + Design
Where The Heart Is
Through the looking glass: The home boasts an impressive waterfront view, so a mostly glass elevation was a given for architect Preston T. Phillips of Bridgehampton, N.Y. “We included glass railings on the living room terrace and the master bedroom balcony so there would be nothing to break the eye line from the visual connection with the water and the view,” he says.
Eye spy: The homeowners have long collected objects by Piero Fornasetti, and Phillips says it was pure luck to find a pair of tapestries (above) by the Italian designer one day while shopping in New York City. “They were just unrolling them [when we went into the store], and we felt like it was serendipity.” Several items in the living room (left) hold familial significance—the piano is an heirloom, and the Venetian chandelier is a nod to the homeowners’ family roots in Venice.
Tucked away: A quartet of Cassina’s Cab chairs circle a Saarinen table in the dining nook just off the kitchen. Heavy landscaping around the exterior maximizes the home’s natural views and
White out: Glass countertops and backsplashes exude sleek simplicity.
Builder: Kurtz Homes
Architect: Preston T. Phillips
Landscape architect: Mario Nievara