We’re planning our next move and we have our eye on Red Dirt Road. (Of course we are aware the home is on the opposite side of the planet, and has tenants – but we are ever hopeful of a lifestyle change.)
This Hamptons home, designed by architect Amee Allsop is jaw dropingly beautiful and seemingly the perfect place to entertain an out of town guest. So at the very least, if you happen to find yourself in the neighbourhood and invited to lunch…be sure to take along a good bottle of Australian Chardonnay for the Australian, New York based owner of this white washed abode.
Above: Stools Charles Ghost
Wanting to create the very Australian concept of indoor-outdoor carefree living (aka The Australian Twist) in the owners new US based home – and after falling in love with this woodland area in the Hamptons, the decision was quickly made to build here. The renovation of this simple 1980’s A-framed house allowed for a redesign of each bedroom and bathroom. The plan being to maximize the space and simplicity. A large skylight allows light to spill in while allowing the living space and kitchen to be bathed sunlight all day long. A slot window in the master bedroom has been also added to capture the morning sun and sky views whilst soaking in the new freestanding tub.
Conducive to the barefoot lifestyle of the home, the palette consists of fresh whites with accents of black through the fixtures and lighting. The minimal and clean space allows for colour to shine through in furniture and artwork while extra wide floorboards made from local douglas fir have been bleached and finished with a white wash for a laid back, easy living feel; a perfect setting for the owner’s Treehouse Retreats.
This AJ Wall Sconce by Arne Jacobsen adds the perfect touch of contrast to the all white room.
Barcelona Tub by Victoria and Albert
Matte black fixtures like the Mare from Rogerseller add just the right amount of contrast.
A Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs and Saarinen dining table help create the perfect round table discussion.
White linen chair from ABC Home
PHOTOGRAPHY: Glen Allsop