It might be possible to live well in a house without walls. This glass cabana and wood arbor, situated high on a Montauk bluff, argues the point, incorporating cozy seating and dining areas, a TV lounge, and a kitchen.
The black-and-white decor and handsome cedar-clad exterior are “simplicity at its best,” says judge Russell Groves. Judge Michael Haverland describes it as “successfully restrained and casually elegant.”
Montauk’s Bluff Hollow, built in 1980, was renovated by architecture firm Stelle Lomont Rouhani with the intention of creating a peaceful, contemplative retreat—and now surfboards hang from the ceiling of what was once a photographer’s studio.
A lot of living can be done in a small space when it is “organized and very well thought out,” which is what Smyth says of this East Hampton pool pavilion. The streamlined structure, which fully embraces its narrow site and responds to the natural terrain, features many of the same materials found in the main residence, including mahogany and aluminum.
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15 Kings Dock Road, GarrisonEnjoy the best that the Hudson Valley has to offer at this 9-acre estate offering awe-inspiring vistas, stunning passive architecture and a unique private deep-water dock on the Hudson River. Sited to take full advantage of the amazing scenery, the three-bedroom residence is a triumph of modernist design featuring airy open-plan living spaces and vast window walls that dramatically frame the blissful water and mountain views. The setting, boasting 1/4 mile of frontage along the river, also hosts a two-bedroom guest house, a striking Greek temple/playhouse overlooking the river and a detached garage.