Christopher Burch’s Southampton Estate is Host to the Cocoon9 House and a Girls’ Get-Together Like No Other

Boasting high-end materials and sleek aesthetics, Cocoon9 houses are putting a luxurious spin on pre-fab construction. “Why can’t everyone experience great design, even in small spaces?” says Cocoon9’s chairman, Christopher Burch, who co-founded the company in 2010 after identifying a need for stylish, energy-efficient modular housing. “By the way, these are not shipping containers,” adds the entrepreneur, who uses a Cocoon Cabin as a pool house on his property in Southampton. “They’re meticulously built contemporary structures” that can be used as “yoga or artist’s studios, home offices, or pavilions for outdoor dining,” in addition to just plain old shelter. Available in three models and ranging in size from 160 to 480 square feet, Cocoon9 houses are priced from $225,000 and can be customized with a variety of finishes, such as a bamboo façade, cerused-oak flooring, and brushed stainless-steel fixtures. A Cocoon Studio is currently on display at Mecox in Southampton, where local designers are taking turns furnishing it throughout the summer.

A version of this article appeared in the August 1 2015 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Cool by the Pool.